Many, many thanks to all of the GREAT advice given in this forum ('specially the NEWBIE links)! After many hours of digging through all the posts (while ignoring both my job and my wife), I decided on a purchase. I picked up a Kay, and couldn't be happier. After playing slab for several years, I was getting bored. So, Thanks again to all for the great resources! My first lesson is next Wednesday, and I'm counting the minutes.