I've asked a lot of questions on the forums and some of them have been pretty rookie... BUT, I've learned a lot about robotics specifically and electronics in general. Just want to express my thanks to Parallax for providing this corner of the web for like minds to gather and to those same like minds to share their experiences and knowledge for the benefit of those who wander by!
Thanks to all!
Founder of the "Society for Aimless Tinkering and World Conquest"