Ok, after looking I still am unclear on a few things
all the solutions for resolution seem to involve some boot commands, I have no idea what those are or how to use them, but even so, it sound like I would have to do it each time. What I did gather though is that these are run from the CD/DVD but I plan to install this so I wouldn't be able to do that anyway.
I didn't see anything about it auto-adding my windows partition.
And lastly, I did seem to see that portage is the package manager used. Are there any graphical frontends to that?