"My spoon is too big!"
I've actually had luck teaching new players with Fed Commander. I'm in NE Ohio myself.
Start training with Destroyers, less to manage.
oh, I already started a shameless campaign of proselytism around here, would be easier if I could connect with players who are already believers. If you ever come around Bloomington feel free to drop me a line.
Also, are you going to Origins? that could be a great opportunity for some FC. I'll be there all 5 days.