I thought I should add a link to my ancient Pokémon blog from the year I spent playing Pokémon TCG. You'll find the link over on the right under WE READ.
It was also a learning gaming community, but completely face to face, and thus provides a different take on this whole learn to play thing. Pardon any comment spam that's arisen in the years since it went dormant. I don't really got clean up the headstones in the graveyard much anymore. I think some of the links to shots of the cards are now gone; sorry 'bout that.