Great! Very glad to hear you got plenty of assistance, and that things started to click.
That’s a good list of advice you got there (and not _just_ the links :) ) Also a really good example of a thunk action creator as well.
And yes, more lurkers _and_ contributors are always welcome in Reactiflux. I do too much yapping in there myself, so getting more people hanging out and chatting is a good thing :)