As usual, trying to adopt something new is really is a frustration. And though Rails is about to be "a breakthrough in lowering the barriers of entry to programming" you will defenitely meet some errors that might stop you on your way.
First thing I met was: "[rake --tasks] rake aborted! no such file to load -- sqlite3/sqlite3_native".
The solution is really simple. Rake is telling you that it can't find a native library for sqlite. Well, just do what you've been told. Give it a sqlite.dll/.so (depends on OS you are). Put it in $ruby_home\bin.
Next thing to immedeately pop up, after I gave it what it wanted was: "[rake --tasks] WARNING: Global access to Rake DSL methods is deprecated." This one is not as obvious as former. Solution to this one is desribed here: http://benwoodall.com/2011/06/rails-global-access-to-rake-dsl-methods-is-deprecated/
That's it for now.