Heck - I have 400 pointless post to my name and still I am newbie. Am I reading in the wrong place? HA! No seriously - welcome and enjoy. You won't find a more interesting forum for hosting than right here at WHT. Everyone for the most part is quite helpful and friendly.
Yes what jerett said & also, if you find yourself reading the threads for more than 4 hours at a time and dont notice the time go by but learn many new and interesting things, its quite a place indeed.