Not at all, it's a lot more clear how they work thanks to you guys.
The one thing I'm curious about, though is how different shutter speeds affect a flash picture. You had mentioned setting it to 1/60 and Kalypso mentioned setting it to the sync speed.
I've enjoyed learning about the nuts and bolts of how the equipment works. It's kind of like a car. You can use a car to drive to work, or you can take a sunday drive through the mountains. But you have to be somewhat familiar with how to drive the car before you can effectively do either.