Re: Evilghost would've been proud. :p
It do take getting used to, but once you learn it a bit, you'll be surprised at how natural it is to use, can save you quite a bit of grief also.
Just a suggestion - use a friends pc and dl svc pack 2, google "slipstreaming xp" and get that done prior to installing it. It really takes no time at all and can save you a lot of dl and p.i.t.a. time later.