I joined the site a couple weeks ago and have been lurking since then, so I've decided it's about time I start trying to take a more active role. Probably going to lurk a lot more than I submit anything though, because I write at the pace of an arthritic snail.
That's a perfectly healthy attitude to take. Taking things slow and reading a lot is one of the best ways to avoid some of the more common mistakes new users make. Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy your stay.