wowo you're very sweet to spend so much time on this. This should be made a sticky. Many of us have asked that the information on this site be organized somehow. The newbie forum was created to help but it's still very overwhelming.

anyway here's some others

What to ask your stylist- Step by step guide to what cut works best for curly hair. You can print it and show it to your stylist.

Getting your curl on - An introduction for newbies on how to take care of curls, from a Hair Stylist point of view.