Who, besides me, is a relative novice at running trains using DCS, and how is it going?
I will start us off. I have had DCS for less than 1 month, have had my ups and downs with it, but more recently my experience has been up. Lately, I have very much enjoyed the speed control running trains with prototypical slow smooth speed on my layout, the billows of smoke that one gets with track power set at 17 or 18 volts, and the handheld remote, especially for using the electrocoupler feature for switching maneuvers.
I will share more details later, after some of you folks have chimed in.
Maybe this thread can serve as a DCS support group of sorts.