The biggest thing for me so far also being in the noob boat was changing my keybindings.
I don't use the energy wheel its too clunky and slow for my tastes.
I use shift for speed up, ctrl for going down, c for shield boost, middle mouse button for weapon boost, and E for cancel boosts.
Also Danman what region you play WoWs? How bout the British invasion eh?
By default except the energy wheel,you can use F1-F4 for energy management.
True, but I found them a bit cumbersome to reach :p
kinda wish there was a way to do minor strafing adjustements in movement, not for like dodging but for positioning.