Awesome Sarah !
Thanks for taking the time to post this
I'm sure many people new to Moodle experience exactly what you've discussed here. Not all of them have enough time / confidence / motivation to post here - so thank you for taking the time to do this !
Just an idea ... how about sharing your experience with a session at the upcoming iMoot? - http://2012.imoot.org/
Moodle Moots are not just about experts speaking - your own experiences and learning could help others just as much