So far so good. Admin insert/update pages working with 1.1.2
Somewhere they want to add that you need to make the images directory writable in order to avoid a ton of errors when you try to insert thumb and fullsize product images. I'm sure this is covered somewhere else but for a first time user if this is the only tutorial they use they will get many messages on the screen and if they have never come across them they will be asking for support.
Will try the rest of the steps after dinner. Thanks for the update!