righto. I just learned of Mandelbulb 3D last week. Prior to that I was struggling with Mandelbulber to no real success. Got a LOT to learn. Hours and days and weeks and months of experiments to be done.
You will get addicted. Good luck, and I hope you'll try out new hybrids and not just shared parameters... (Mandelbulber is really a great app, with more realistic images than MB3D, but a bit too hard to use.)