My advice, worthless as it probably is, is to take the questions you have and ask priests. Ask Antiochian, Greek, ROCA... ask a lot of them. They might give bad information, but I think your soul will be better off on judgment day for having asked people who actually have some authority to give answers to your questions.
St. Gregory the Theologian joked in one of his Orations that maybe the Church should institute a vow of silence like the one Greek philosophical school had done. He was joking because he meant that his theological opponents (and everyone else) would be better off if they would just shut up. Personally, I think there should be a rule that people cannot participate on internet discussions for the first 3 years after they become Orthodox. It would save a lot of heartache (not to mention misinformation).