I have absolutely fallen in love with the JOSM program recommended to me. I am able to edit so much faster than I have been able in other programs. I have noticed a few novice mistakes I previously made have been corrected (splitting nodes and not correctly merging them back, etc.) but I am gaining more knowledge of the program.
Today I just finished up adding some of the bodies of water in the town of Carlsbad and tried out my hand at a relation (to add islands to the river); I hope to extend the Pecos River away towards other towns (at the time of some of the sat photos it was drained due to maintenance so that task might prove somewhat difficult at the time).
Also, I've noticed sections of towns that aren't lined up with satellite while others are...should I spend time moving roads back to match up the satellite perfect, or is it an issue with the satellite image not being projected exactly the same each time? Any comments on that would be very helpful :).