I'm a n00b too, I just type for a living and so I'm pretty quick at it.
I'm nowhere near ready to design a motor. I started browsing rcgroups.com as I mentioned in the last post, and eventually started posting questions. They have a really good cdrom tricks thread right here:
The focus of that site is making models, and the focus of the section I specified is electric motor design and construction. So far, it's easily the best electric motor forum I have found. Most things are focussed on CDROM motors and winding from kits, but there are some truly knowledgeable guys on there who are designing their own stators and machining their own parts, and using numbers to do it.
This might not be the place to learn it all, but it's a good place to start I think. It will let you get your feet wet with a kit, the way I am doing right now. I'm waiting for a gobrushless.com kit to show up, and then I'll start winding motors.
Regarding netiquette and such, chill out a bit. Some people don't type well, and others don't realize that they come across as a bit unpleasant. They really could be that way, but chances are if you meet somebody who just seemed slightly off, you'd find out it was just a quirk of the way they type.
Back to winding motors, I figured I would start out small and make something I know to be a sound design first. I'll probably wind that one a few times and then put it on a model, and then step up to something a little bigger. A lawn mower or a bicycle maybe. I've heard good things about the possibilities of a ceiling fan motor being rewound as an outrunner.
I agree that the OS thread seems to be skipping some things, but again I don't know enough about it yet to say for sure.