Heey! Man this post brings back memories of what I felt when I got my Hero home, like endless possibilities. I'll tell you something too, after 2 months I'm still lost in it, finding new things to do, new apps. I can even say its changed my life quite a lot. I am able to do pretty much anything with my phone, that I could never have thought of doing before I got it.
So anyway happy to get another member here, if you want to ask anything just go ahead we're happy to help! Oh and check out the thread in my sig, it has a few pay for apps in there, but if you like the sound of what one of those does let us know and we can suggest a free alternative!