Cool. I've not read every post on your story, though enough to get interested. I, too, like redpepper, fear for folks when it appears they're blindly leaping. I hope for the best and fear for the worst. When I see things that I think should be done cautiously and don't know that it is, I tend to fuss. That sometimes comes across as negativity, when it's instead of measure of supportiveness.
It sounds as if you've considered it all and have established a base for the move, though, so I'm quite happy for you. And didn't I just see some positive poly coverage in a major Aussie paper (a Sunday edition)? That can only help with joining a new community.