Wow. I never dreamed learning HTML would be so easy.
I had started learning a few simple tags (bold, italicized,
by posting on a friend's forum page, which uses phpBB. Most of the BBcode is similar to html, although it uses  instead of greater-than less-than braces.
Then, last night, I decided I wanted to play around. I'm rewriting one of the school websites in GoLive 6.0, but I wanted to learn html. I suddenly had the realization that GoLive was too complicated and too user-friendly. I wanted sweat, blood, and tears to be involved in my test web site.
So I slaved. And boy, does it actually look decent. HTML isn't that hard (not like Perl)... I made tables and everything.
Life is good.