I'm really glad you found your way here and that you stuck it out through the first few days.
I'm not sure what can be done to smooth that transition at this point, but people ARE working on it. Delegated RC pools will happen in the not too distant future so that everybody that comes on board can upvote and comment and post right away.
It's really good to be able to get to know you a bit and share literature with you.
Really glad you are here!