1.) I am sorta/kinda new to this game and just recently started reading these posts. I've found out that a lot of people put life as a secondary school and I've found this idea great. You won't have a BIG target on your head when you join pvp, yet you still have the healing spells. only.. I have NO idea what would be my main school!
2.) I have a lvl 22 in the school of storm, but storm fizzles quite a bit, and I honestly have neither the time nor patience to put up with it. I'm not a big fan of fire because most of their spells do damage "over time".