Maybe what you might do is force a hard limit on yourself - maybe 1000 words for the basic post. We have to do this in proposals where customers have a strict page limit, we do the mental vomit and then edit it down to the bare esentials - it forces you to put in just what is really needed. Then I would put links in for more indepth coverage for each area. Then at the end of each area I would put in references and links to other sites - like Sheldon Brown, Book references, article references, etc.
But let me remind you - this is your contribution, there may be no end to nit picking and suggestions. The final assessment is yours - not ours and I am sure that what ever you come up with will be valuable to the newbie audience.
One last thought - Between what was generated in the past stickies and in the history on this site I think that between you and DF you could/should write a book.
Yes - stop faffing around and go ride your age!