I don't believe that you should leave the forum. I'm pretty sure most of the members would strongly encourage you stay, because you have a genuine interest in the subject. My suggestion would be to devote some study time, so you're more able to make accurate judgements on the material you come across. An excellent book to start with is The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites, by O. Richard Norton.
As for meteorite searching, the most likely places to find them are where they've been recovered previously; i.e. known strewn fields, new falls that can be traced to bolides breaking up in the atmosphere, Antarctica or North West Africa. I realize the last two are impractical, but aside from tracing new falls, that's where most specimens are found.