Hello : }
I noticed that you referred to your first Flow encounter as 'slightly disorienting'. If it turns out that you dislike Flow, it is possible to get a normal User_talk page here. First you need to get this Flow discussion out of the way - either moving or deleting this page. Note that it will then *look* like an empty Flow board here, but no page exists until the first comment is posted. Then you can simply create a normal wikitext page somewhere else (perhaps at a user subpage), then just page-move the wikitext page into place here.
Hi Alsee, thanks for the technical tips. I'm going to go ahead and give it a try 'as is' for now. My initial 'slightly disorienting' impression stemmed largely from a combination of 'unexpected' and 'unfamiliar'. It caught me by surprise. Somewhat serendipitously, in retrospect, as I stopped here as a side trip on my way to seek more info.