Thankyou to those who have responded so far expressing interest. I'll try to respond to all of your questions.
Silk, I don't mind teaching someone new and helping them sink their teeth into the fun of D&D.
Spider, If you didn't already know you can read the basic rules here: http://www.d20srd.org/
Ixy, I love your concepts, all three sound fantastic.
Asherah, I'll go with the standard 4d6 drop the lowest. People can roll the dice for this themselves, I trust people to play fair. If you don't have dice at home you can roll them online here: http://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm
Ruby, so far we've had a couple of people mention an interest in fighter-types. Asherah is interested in a swashbuckler and one of Ixy's concepts is for a fighter. Still, there's always room for a second fighter in a group of 5-6 characters.
Also if there is a certain role no one is interested, I can have an NPC tag along who specialises in that field, I'll just make them the submissive 'follow the party's orders' type. (Don't worry, I'm not into putting vanity NPCs in the game).
HPDDJ, nice to hear from you. You didn't ask any questions so I don't really have a response, but hello.