Did we overwhelm you? It's easy to get all riled up about Distress Ink, because it's just so much fun to work with.
I will reiterate - start with wrinkle free distress as shown by Tim on the video. Use watercolor paper so you get good results and don't have to struggle (like I did when I started and then whined on the forum because the surface of my paper got weird and dried all wavy). You must work on a Craft Sheet. You can do plenty without the reinkers, I only just started buying them myself.
Keep us posted on how you are doing. I'm always happy to talk about Distress Inks!