Sweet, another happy convert.
Welcome to the beautiful people's club, Brother ;-)
The new Blood Angels codex turned us from a regular marine army wiht a couple fo special toys into an elite fast-attack strike force.
If you;re looking to get in without spending a load on models, this is one good way. You just have to learn how to work with small lists that have high points costs.
I think BA are about the most popular chapter here in HO as far as members who play them goes, so you;ll have plenty of experienced hands around to help.