Top 10 things to learn for the ICE newbie

Last week there was a Top 5 things to learn about ICE? thread on the mailing list:

If you ICE experts out there had to recommend the top 5 (first) things to learn about ICE what would they be? I’m looking for cornerstone/pedestal type foundation items. I’m going to put some time into really learning ICE and I’d like to know what the most valuable concepts are.

There were several good responses, so I’ve combined them all and added a few more to make it a “top 10″ (rather than a top 7). Also, I added some links to relevant videos (mostly my own). I’d also recommend you watch Paul Smith’s tutorials, starting with 1. What does ICE do?.

Also, see these video tutorials: