I am educated as an electrical engineer so if I seem a bit slow be patient; I am a hardware person.
I certainly don't think anyone will consider you 'slow'. Currently I am writing an emulator for the Mips ISA in Ruby, and I have learned that pushing bits around with software is relatively easy. I cannot imagine how much more difficult it must be to design and fabricate such a thing in hardware.
Anyway, welcome to LQ, I am sure you will find most everybody here is friendly and helpful.