I love me some transparency, but I think I'm going to take a week to play in the heavy bodied opaques. They allow for more mixing on the page and they are more forgiving. If you mess up, you can just cover it with more opaque. Not so when dealing with translucency. Although, even just after one painting I've already fallen into more transparency than I'd like. Eventually I want to figure out how to marry the two, but that will take getting use to the heavy bodied acrylics first.
Unexpected discovery: Paint is way easier to blend on a canvas. I'd mess this up as soon as I collaged paper of any sort down but it's been such a pleasure to be able to do some basic blending.