Welcome to the party David!
You are sure to find many people with different skillets and experiences to help you out when you find you are facing a Java programming question.
There are also people who know more then Java around here, who are helpful as well.
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Welcome. I would recommend checking out some rand posts in the Beginning Java forum that interest you. They are quite interesting and informative (in case the situation comes up while your working on a project).