Haha, so the egg's on my face now:
I didn't read as much as I should have before I posted. It seems, for example, that my quick-n-dirty description of Xing Yi was totally unnecessary, as there's a number of XYC/IMA people here. Really, this being a Taoist board, I should have figured you all would know that. And I'm pleasantly surprised at how many people are doing high-level cultivation and such - I thought it was mostly just people posting poems about nature and stuff (which is totally cool w/ me, BTW!). So now I REALLY look like the noob!
Anyway, I do look forward to hanging out and being a Tao Bum. If my practice weren't so meager I'd start a Personal Practice thread, but I have to seriously cut down on ejaculation first. As I said, my practice consists of basically some Zen-type meditation, some Macrocosmic Orbit, and XY five-element forms (I do a lot of other martial arts too, BTW). I also try to eat and sleep well and consult my Chinese herbalist regularly. It ain't much but I love it.
PS - Thanks for the welcome, Yoda. I wanna be a Jedi some day myself!