I'm in the same situation but it seems like a lot of the people on SoM are willing to help and answer questions. Iv been on for a while. Don't be afraid to ask me or anyone else for help if you need.
I would suggest starting by reading the FAQs and the SoM survival guide (in featured articles). From there you can read forums and many other things that can help you. :)
I hope you find the site as helpful as I do.