chaisingred: thx for the advice and time. This board goes way off topic and threads in the 15 page range are not unusual. For someone like me (no time to waste at the moment) I can't afford it. I think I will take it slow and read a little once I'm done with the bar. Still, I feel this place is not the best to learn. Unless you got tons of time to waste. Search function is useless with so much information.
You must be using the search function poorly. I get everything I need from the search bars (try advanced searches, not Google searches).
Also, you can probably reduce the number of flames on this thread by not shitting on the place you're trying to get information from. Just a little common sense.