Not sure why I went with Outline. Skeleton would have been the way to go seeing as much goofing I did with it. Just started there I guess and came away with something completely different. Learned a lot about Hybrid (and Wordpress in general) by tearing a theme apart though.
By the way, Justin helped a ton with many of my code questions (very responsive!), and I couldn't have got through it without him. If you haven't joined the support forums, do so. It's infinitely valuable if you plan to do much with Hybrid (or Prototype) and you're a PHP/Wordpress noob such as myself. And I'm sure it goes a long way in helping Justin continue his great work.