Awesome job Clarexican.... (bad pun warning) I love your latte art heart! *;)
Thats a great post for the nervous new roasters, there is nothing to be scared of and after nailing your first roast there is no turning back... you are now addicted to home roasted coffee *:o *and every cup of coffee forever more will be compared to "what I can do at home".
And as for the hardware envy... you have just proved how much fun you can have making great coffee in affordable equipment. (I know I have pulled some great shots out of a little Breville and a whizzy grinder blade)
Im sure your post will inspire others to "give it a go". :D