Thanks, I'm digesting all the knowledge one bite at a time.. took me forever to set up pruned lnd node on mac, now i'm learning bos, will get to automation next. I'm not so tech savvy, even simple command line is a challenge, but learning every day
If not tech savvy, something like Umbrel on a laptop might be a good way to learn, then switch to rolling your own on bare metal.
Don't put too much money on the node during the learning phase.