One of the domains I purchased just got indexed after 4 days and is ranked #7 on page one of google for my keyword phrase. The keyword has 40,000,000 broad results and only 109,000 phrase results for google search. I was starting to get a little worried since I started with 5 domains and none of them were indexed after 4 days, but now I am excited to see how the other four do. Hopefully they get indexed soon!
I think that your info is great mike. It would be awesome to see a little more training on the monetization aspect. Its kind of tough when first getting started with adsense with things like ad placement and the different options for ad types. I would love any suggestions or tips on that.