Mark - don't worry - I'm in the same boat as you. I'm still trying to narrow down my choices of what negative I want to use, what paper, what chemicals (I have a few choices now). I'm hoping to get into the darkroom next week but I'm not counting on perfect prints right away (not that things are ever perfect anyway).
RPippin -- I hate to say it, but you've missed the deadline for this round. The groups are already set up, addresses exchanged, and prints are drying as we speak! I'm not sure when the next round will take place but you'll be more than welcome to sign up then.