I think I am answering my own questions, lol.
Read over the ops manual this morning over coffee as opposed to last night over beer. I feel like I have a little bit better understanding of the basics.
Still not ready to cook. Hopefully with a little more playing around I will get a feel for it and know what specific questions to ask.
UDS', mUDS, COS. Weber gasser & kettle. Thermapen,Digiq2, Golden-Tiger