Good luck! I'm new too, and I also tried a variety of projects to get started out. Some good, some fails, and a few contams, but all good learning experiences. I love the Z as well, all of my successes to this point have come with it! Good vibes heading your way!
Oh, absolutelly....all are a good learning =P
I love z-strain too now hehe, very faster "colonizer"
Thanks about your good vibs bro and sorry about the long time to answer...