if you were in LA i'd help you for free as i love helping people set up their phones. really though, between this site and crackberry's forum, all the info is here. yes, it can be overwhelming but if you start with a small goal of say one app a night you'll be good to go in less than 2 weeks. start with the basic apps your phone already comes with, navigate through the options, learn the main function keys and it will all come to you.
if you wanna add me to your bb messenger i can assist you with any questions.