thankee pootergeist... I just started with PHP last week. I'm an illustrator, so I wanted to convert my site to PHP. So far it's been a great experience. I put the first version up last night. It's at http://www.eyewoo.com .
All the thumbnails and image files are in arrays, so my illustrations can be added and removed by just adding or subtracting elements in the arrays - i.e. changing a line of code. WOW! Love it!
Right now I'm pretty much on the receiving end of the PHP info stream, but in a few months, I ought to be able to help some people as well... 8)