Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
I am also a notorious pack rat. I hope there is therapy for this.
If you find any, let me know.
I suffer from the same affliction.
Please take the time, to browse the New User Orientation
forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.
If you have any questions about how to use this site, this forum will probably answer them.
These 2 tutorial sections contain a lot of useful information:TutorialsMini guides and how-tos - Simple answers to common questions
Be sure to check them out.