Da nada my friend, thats what LQ is for.
You sound very conversant with PC matters. If you are into CLI, which is by virtue of control/knowledge, more powerful, than GUI, then when you have your head round linux a little more, maybe you should look into the "power distros" i.e. Gentoo, Slackware, Debian (proper, not a derivative like I'm currently using).
I never had much luck with either Slackware or Debian. Though I found Gentoo excellent. Their forums
are stuff with some seriously knowledgable users. It's a CLI addicts' dream. Yes, they are developing some more gui tools, but it's pretty true to proper/original linux - Ha! I say that, yet their package manager system (called portage) is more like a BSD system. The main command is "emerge" - which is distro specific !
Anyway, I hope you are enjoying the world that is linux.