No need to apologise, good to see someone jump in with help & advice.
I hadn't played around with image handler much before today so was unsure of how to get it working with my jQuery themes at the start but didn't find any real issues.
I have it working on a new jQuery template here, http://zencart-jquery.com/zj-black
The only thing I don't like is the way ImageHandler names the images, I'd prefer them to be named with the product titles for SEO reasons, I might look into a solution to do this in the next week or two.
That template will be released as soon as jQuery UI comes out of beta next week.