I finally decided
After looking and reading and researching and wondering and wandering...
I placed my order for the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro S/S 12 piece cookware set through Amazon. It was $229.90 when I ordered it, but since then, the price dropped to $224.88 and I get it at the lower price. Still probably going to want a good 12" nonstick skillet.
Was also reading a long and convoluted thread about knives and blocks and accessorizing the kitchen with the fore mentioned items... anyhow there was a recommendation for the Edgemaker Pro and I ordered one of those. As soon as I formulate my query about knives, I'll post on the Knives forum.
Even though I'm not a really good cook, I like this site and hope to learn some things that will make me better at it.