Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback and hopefully since I am not much of a stranger to command line (when I first started linux I had to get a winmodem to work without drivers!) I won't have tooooo much of a tough time.
Also got a couple of the latest/greatest titles david powers books on the way...
I think my main concern is security with dynamic sites and migration concerns when hosts update their mysql or php code and whether or not this would affect the usability of webassist products or require an update of the website's backup to meet syntax requirements, I am sure it does in a way or two not much different than the odd compile after updating a unix or bsd type machine.
much appreciated guys...wish me luck 'bout to venture into new territory.
oh p.s. I have looked around the webassist site and haven't found the answer (though I must admit I tend to overlook the obvious) but what is webassist upgrade policy?
is it generous allowing an upgrade to a new version, slight discount, or is it Adobe style? The latter is horrible, seems their cycle is getting shorter and shorter and new tools which often can be released as an included update feature tends to call in a new version....in this aspect one has to love the tools open source provides....I know my bank account does! (smiles)