Me personally, I would go for the Sorcerer. There's alot less book keeping and its really simple for a newb to pick up. All you have to do is decide which spells you want to know and go after it. Think Vivi or another spellcasting character from Final Fantasy.
Heh, thanks, but we're way past that point now. Thanks for the advice, though, I do appreciate it. Always good to find a community which is cool with newbs.