I too was immediately welcomed into the fold.
Im extremely happy with the help I got from the site sponsor in choosing my equipment and subsequent interest in how Im going.
I too need to get that latte art thing happening.
I only looked again yesterday, at the video that came with all the stuff I bought from Chris at Talk Coffee, and spotted a little something that has sent me back a few steps.
Now to correct my process and move forward again.
Its comforting to know there are a lot of friendly, helpful people here to fall back on should a problem or question arise.