I am also completely new to, not only modding games, but first person gaming itself.
i used to have a life before my brother bought me a copy of Skyrim. I've completed the main game and all of it's quests as well as all of the DLC's, never using a follower since they just got in my way. Then I started browsing the workshop! I was very reluctant to download anything really because I am not the most computer savvy person, to say the least! But then I found Inigo! I was totally floored! I thought - if this is any indication of what you guys and gals (modders) can do to improve an already incredible gaming experience - I'm in!
To conclude, with the help of Gopher, (you rock dude) I currently have 63 mods running in my game with zero issues and it is absolutely beautiful! Thanks to all of you modding genius's I now have no life once again. I now spend more time modding than I do playing, and I've still only played Skyrim!
Seriously though, my very humblest thanks to all of you. If you're not already making a living doing this, you should be!