The link I posted above would answer many of your questions, although I'm not going to condemn you for not realizing that there was a wiki here. Yes, in general asking people who do this will be more reliable than what some random person has posted online somewhere, although the moped wiki on this site was written by the people here -- and you don't have to put up with us to get the information there :) That's why it's a good idea to start there, and then come back to us when you need things clarified. Most of this stuff has been asked a million times before, and it starts to wear on people -- which is why we tell you to search and look at the wiki. When you say "homework is for nerds" it just comes off wrong, I think. It's like you're asking us to take the time to explain things to you, but you don't want to put in any effort to do any of the research yourself. Since you've taken the time to respond to this post more than once (even if was arguing with Kevin), I'm going to assume that you actually DON'T have a problem with looking some stuff up on your own.
For some other links:
If you're looking for specific recommendations about which parts to get and in which order you should get them, it would help to know how much money you have to spend and what your goals are. I suppose that question has been asked a lot too, but for the people who will still respond, it will be easier to give you good advice if we know what you want out of your moped.