So, I logged in today and found I had mail from a player I hadn't met. Seems they read a comment I had made about being new and proceeded to send me a little help in the mail, along with a welcome message to the game. That's the kind of community games like these need to keep the player base alive and make the newer players feel like they're welcome and not attacked or looked down upon because they're new, especially for players like me (over 50) that have logged thousands of hours in games, just not this one.
So I'd like to give a very big thank you to kharmin.7683 for they're help and kind words. We can never have enough of either. Hopefully I can pass it on as I learn as well.