I'm rediculously slow responding to this but thanks both for the pointers!
Why is that when you find a new hobby, all of a sudden work, wife and family all find reasons to take up more of your time?? <img src="smileys/smiley24.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Develop games in your browser. Powerful, performant & highly capable.
On a side note almost every question on this thread is answered in depth in the tutorials. Best way to learn is to do it and the tutorials will also familiarize yup with the concepts and common methodologies for building your games more efficiently.