Not sure about "a good place to start my RVing lifestyle or not". I downloaded the schedule a couple days ago and they do have a lot of seminars scheduled. We've never been to a Samboree so it'll be new to us. No meals included and no coffee and donuts like you get at an FMCA rally, plus it's really high priced compared to the FMCA rallies.
BTW: Just in case you try to set it up in your GPS it's Redmond OR.
Here's the schedule
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '05 Odyssey