pretty much of a newbie on this so gimme some good advice
Welcome Andy. Before any mods the best advice I can give would be playing with all the gizmo's. For instance, I had my MO about 8 months and only from reading this site did I realize my back seats are adjustable. There is a little strap that is tucked in the seat cushion that you pull to adjust the seat-back angle. The climate control is another big topic, check the threads in here someplace.
It's a bit confusing seeing the defroster turn on at certain times when you asked the system to do something else. It's all normal but it takes some figuring things out.
You will love the MO, it's my second favorite car behind my Austin Healy 3000 MK-3. Of course the Healy would break down every week but that is another story.