Hmmmm… Your enthusiasm to learn interests me.
Like you I’d rather learn how to fish than have someone fish for me. 🙂
I’d be happy to teach you to fish as you build your site. Feel free to contact me at [customphix @ gmail . com] and I’d be more than happy to help with and/or try to explain various issues you run into.
I know the pain and hiring a coder is overkill for minor stuff that appear major. Especially if it’s a stupid/quick/easy fix. Many coders have no problem taking advantage (IMHO).