Excellent report and looks like you did it right by getting a guide to get you started. Without question that is the way to get you hooked fast.
When I first started I bet I spent a year or more getting to the point where I caught as many fish as you did on your first try.
Recommendation is don't ever let your wife know how much you spend on fly fishing gear. Wait until you get hooked on fly fishing the backcountry and than your gear needs really goes up.
I personally find the longer fly rods much easier to fish.