Long time lurker, first time poster...
Ok - actually, just found the website last week, but have been a low-level DYI guy for a long time. I've done small projects in the past (rebuilt a two level dock at the old place, lots of interior finishes, ceramic tile of a pair of bathrooms, etc) but just now starting the finishing of my basement in the new house.
So - over the next 6 months or so (yep - optimistic, ain't I?) you all can follow along and learn from my mistakes while I pick your brains on a regular basis.