monkeymac, Start with your tutorial that came with AI10CS. The tutorials are a good place to start or review.
One other idea is to team up with a professional and have them guide you through it. Any friends that use Illustrator that could give you the basics from a professional point of view? Hands-on is the best!
If you go to Apple.com, there are countless tutorials on their site free to download.
Here on CNET there is the Graphics Forum where all sorts of graphic apps are discussed.
About.com has newsletters sent out to graphic interests as well as their forum. Pretty good site and knowledge on just about anything you could possibly imagine.
Off Subject: I will be in Manchester airport this Thanksgiving day on my way to Istanbul, Turkey.
I have a 2-1/2 hour layover there. Any decent English ales or beers there at the airport? Smoking or non-smoking pubs there? Smoking areas at Manchester airport? Let me know please.
Having recently discovering this site and getting some good advise is there anyone out there who is literate with Illustrator CS. Have used photoshop to the death and having been using Illustrator for about a year. Have had no training but have managed to get to a level which is ok, but it would be good to find someone who could advise me in the future.