Wow, appreciate the welcoming welcome. I went ahead and followed your recommendations, and pondered your "preachy answer" for the better part of an hour. Swap "Hubski" with "life" and you get what looks like solid advice for existing.
With sincerity, thank you for taking the time.
The community encouragement in your EDIT has sold me on exploring this week, and certainly on sticking around long-term. I'm not sure what I'm looking for, but you've given me reason to sit down and think about it for once. Here's to a good chat in the near future, thanks again.