Do you think it's important that I should learn the Data Mapper pattern for ZF like the so called "Quickstart" tutorial describes?
Or is it mostly for coding gurus I'm just a hobbyist?
The tutorial's suggested Data Mapper way makes it hard for me to understand how to use SQL.

http://martinfowler.com/eaaCatalog/dataMapper.html

http://framework.zend.com/docs/quick...database-table