If you can find an experienced reloader in your area who will help you get set up that would be a big help, but you also need to STUDY UP on your own so you are sure you know what's going on.
An experienced person available to the beginning reloader is, I agree, an invaluable resource. I've "turned on" a few people myself: Come on over, we'll work on my equipment, I'll give you a recipie, and you can make some shootable ammo. It's usually all downhill from there for the new reloader.
I guess my assumption was that Tork doesn't have anybody local to ask, or he wouldn't be asking on the I'net.