After reading through John Palmer's online book I see that most lagers require around 8wks and temps as low as 34F. I can do the time easily for I am a pretty pateint man, but I don't think I have a way of maintaining that temp unless I surrender my fridge for that whole time. hehe
I still would love to brew a lager, I love Dark (Dunkel) Lager. I don't think I've ever had one that was undrinkable. Though I doubt I would ever touch the quality and taste of the Dunkel I can get at our Hofbrahaus here in Cincy (N.KY.)
I'm usually not a big fan of Ales. Would maybe a good Heffe Weizen be easier for a beginner or should I just belly up and go for a simple Ale? I drink Ales from time to time, but not as much as I love my Lagers and Heffe Weizen's.
I also noticed Dobble Bock is not exactly the easiest or shortest to brew either.I'll be attending "Bock Fest" this year here in cincy, so I'll just get my fill there!
Thank you for everyones responses!