I am not so sure you want to go where no man fears to go until you have spent a great deal of time preparing yourself and have a separate, isolated and quarantined computer on which to practice self-infection.
*Smiling* Umm, yeah I was thinking on my drive home from work, that I'd want a laptop (portable fun and easier to isolate), a system I would not be afraid to lose, loaded with XP Home, since it's the "little guy" who normally gets hit hard and can't afford a professional fix, and then my mind began to wander, how to monitor the system to find out how/when/where the bug gets in...
Unfortunately, I have commitments for the next three months that severely limits free time. There is no way I could devote the same kind of time that Stonangel gave me the last couple of days. I've moderated on a pretty big website, I know what kind of commitement it takes to so something like this, and if I can't give my time consistantly, it wouldn't be fair to anyone. So, for now, I'll just have to watch, read, and learn as best I can.