I also picked up the "official" blender manual at Borders today, so maybe that'll lead me to my destiny of greatness.
How is the built-in renderer for Blender? I've seen some people going to POV-ray or otherwise, is that something I should check in to as well?
Found annoying thing #1: I have horizontal span turned on (nvidia dual head). How do I get blender to use only *1* monitor? Tried reducing from "full" to windowed, but still can't grab/resize window. Completely messes with my workflow. :(
Just tried the nview option to maximize to one monitor, get a black window.. moving cursor around begins to "allow" buttons to pop up, but the interface is completely.. unusable.
AHA! Turned antialiasing off and now it maximizes to one screen and works just fine. WOOHOO!