Same here. I usually get the unofficial Slackware Current iso to keep the packages more up to date, but haven’t installed it in a while.
I was living in Las Vegas when I installed Slackare 8, was pretty much lost since I was new to Linux. Went to the Comdex convention downtown and the Slackware team manning the booth gave me 30 min tutorial on what to do post install. For all I know, I was talking to Patrick V.