Welcome Steve, with an introduction like that I'm sure you're going to get along just fine. Unlike almost any other forum I know you'll find we don't tolerate abusive or spiteful comments to each other and the forum rules are pretty well supported by all members. Jonny above is one of the Mods here, and he along with msmoto and Adamz do a superb job of making everything run smoothly and a place where we can all share our knowledge and learn from our collective experiences. Add yourself to the sticky NRF "users map" and let us know where in the world you are. It'll also show you where a lot of the regular contributors to the forum are based. You'll find that there is virtually no question (photography related) that someone here hasn't had some experience with. I for one have received help far and above what I would expect to receive from people who don't know me personally.
Once more, WELCOME, and to the "lurkers" who are reading but haven't introduced themselves yet, come and say hello! :-)