this is my blog about my repstrap project
I know how you feel about it feeling daunting - I was in exactly your position just a few weeks ago. I can say however that it's worth the effort, and once you crack Skeinforge you feel a lot more comfortable with using (and ignoring!) the options. My advice is to make copies of profiles (with meaningful names) as soon as you start playing with a new module, and always have a "last known good" profile - otherwise sometimes it feels that you can go around in circles :)Good luck!
When starting out pick a couple of steady constantsThe big three is carve: Layer Height , speed : Flow rate (speed of filament), speed : Feed Rate (speed of x,y axis motors). Ideally be deadset on a layer height and adjust the other two as necessary.Theres other big attributes but those three will get you started.Check out dave durants flow rate app, I don't go by it 100% but it gets you in the right ballparkhttp://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5310
Mike, how long did it take to print this?