Liminal, Im pretty new here, as well.
Believe me I have been using hyperion NG now for 2 years now, out standing project! on with Raspi OS and Hyperbian Lite. no issues that I can't trouble shoot myself and learn from errors, and the vast info found online and here on this site, is outstanding, it sounds like you wanna take your time, reach out to others like your doing. you'll get answers.
like the admin/developers and senior users have stated above.