Originally posted by mipmcpt
What do people play? i am creating a repetoire to play! as black What do people like and find effective?
Everybody's going to give you a different answer, but my opinion is start with e5 for a while to get a feel for good opening principles (you will learn a lot about basic tactics and different positional ideas).
After you have a feel for the basics with the e5 lines, you can graduate to the Sicilian with the more advanced (but more powerful) ideas.
Please don't play the French!