Ok, THIS thread was enough for me to finally register and chime in (and I may as well, Whonix is important to me, it looks like it's going to be my primary OS for a long time to come so I'm sure I'll participate in these forums elsewhere!):
THANK YOU tempest for an amazing guide. I am going to follow it and install it on a 4GB USB 2.0 drive and see what happens, and how well it runs. Not right away, it's a bit of daunting task, but I'm definitely going to get round to it in the coming days / week or two so that I have something amazing for travelling and doing Whonix on other people's computers.
It's really wonderful and mature and smart and wise of the security geek community to realise that USER-FRIENDLY is a step towards security for all. What's the point in security and privacy if no one can even use the tools (and adopt them, and make them a larger anonymity set in which to hide, not to mention look less suspicious)?