Hi there. I've been reading LMR for a while, and have just taken a few baby steps on the way to my first robot, so I thought I'd follow the rules and post a blog entry as a start.
I suppose this may be typical - I've spent a lot of time, probably too much time, pondering what I'm going to use. It's pretty clear that I've reached the "analysis paralysis" stage and can probably go on forever, so it's time to get a few things put together and take it from there.
My initial parts list: