Hi! What a great place this is for information and the time that's given by the experts here to help floundering newbies is very generous. I'm new to Wii hacking myself, today was my first attempt in fact!
About me, I'm 26 and in college studying social science, and work in a games store (the only girl out of fourteen staff :P) and I'm a huge gamer. Which is why I work in a games store. Nice to meet you all! I hope to learn a lot about Wii modding and contribute as well as badger!
Oh yeah, I followed Mauifrog's excellent softmodding guide to hack my Wii, I used Letterbomb since I have a recently updated 4.3e. Works like a dream, no hiccups! Now I just need to figure out how to get my backups to run, so it's off to the newbie threads I go!