Re: Kai - I've been wondering the same thing. Never met him but appreciated the advice.
Re: Fermenters - yes, I'm thinking about that and how much I can ferment/store at any one time. I realize that without appropriate sized tanks, it's sort of useless. Right now it's fermenters that are my problem. I am thinking of buying sanke kegs for storing the finished beer. I'm becoming disenchanted with cleaning cornies. I realize that I'd then need some specialized cleaning equipment for them. Since I'm starting from scratch and I've got lots of time to dream, I figured I may as well get started dreaming. The reason I asked the question on size is so that I don't over do things in my enthusiasm so I welcome the reality checks.
Re: Major - I'd love to see some pictures of your smaller system.