Hi Dave, and welcome to Chef Talk. I hope you'll share your culinary discoveries with us here at Chef Talk.
I'm a home baker too, but I'm quite a bit less ambitious than you are. Still, there's plenty to learn here- even things you didn't know you needed or wanted to learn! As home cooks/bakers, we are permitted to browse and read in the professionals' forums (including the Pastry and Baking forum), but we mustn't post there. However, you can post to your heart's content in the General Baking and Pastry forum (as well as the other General forums).
If I may ask, what lit your "baking fire"? Was there a strong influence that propelled your culinary questing?
We look forward to seeing you here often. Welcome!