Don --- I should add too that a major part of what is driving me towards going with Don's kit rather than attempting a scratch first build is that Don's kit comes with Don's support. The camp has that support more closely at hand to be sure but I could buy something from StewMac and have likely a similar value but I see the ability to bounce ideas and problems off of Don as worth a great deal.
I hate being the noob...but bottom line is that you have to be the noob to become the craftsman there is no way around it. But having someone there that I can fire off a question; how be it stupid or not; is priceless to get past the noob jitters.
Have a great weekend y'all!