Thanks esteemdav, I appreciate it.
With respect to the last wall of text, I just felt like I owed it to you guys to explain things thoroughly, and it was partly for myself as well. It was rather cathartic getting to finally unload all of that and just have it out in the open that...not everything is squirrels and trains all the time. So that post isn't a reflection of what's to come in terms of communication. I think we're all in agreement that regular but 'no-pressure' / no-need-for-fanciness posts are the way to go.
Hope the logs didn't exhaust you too much