Happy to see fellow Steemians supporting SmartCash! I'm about halfway to having enough coins far a SmartNode, and this will be my first masternode setup ever. I guess the only real way to learn is to try with money on the line :). A member of the SmartHive wrote a pretty detailed guide on the setup, so there is a lot to go on even for inexperienced users.
I'm still waiting for the exchanges to update their wallets though. Cryptopia processed a lot of withdraws on the old chain during the upgrade, so I have quite a few coins stuck in limbo until Cyptopia rebroadcasts them.