Wesley1982 wrote:3) It seems like the world of Buddhism produces a garden variety of different types of Buddhists, why would Dzogchen be suitable for me?
I don't think you will be able to determine if Dzogchen is suitable for you until you take a "pointing out instruction; direct introduction," and then see how "meeting the Teacher," and "direct introduction," affects you.
You can also pursue Dzogchen through the gradual path if that is appropriate for you. The most accessible Dzogchen Master is Choegyal Namkhai Norbu RInpoche.
You might also contact Tsegyalgar and ask them when it is possible to receive the world wide transmission, over the web, if i is not possible to meet a Dzogchen Master in person.
Good fortune to all and All.