Welcome to the club, looks like I don't need to warn you of that dang vicious mod bug do I
As for the cat delete, you probably won't outflow it anytime soon. It will not hurt your performance untill you are way further into modding then you currently are. For now, I would go with a Magnaflow cat. You can get a larger one that will out-flow stock, and you will still be legal to drive. Remember, it is federal law for all vehicles to have a cat
Have you checked out www.INTENSE-Racing.com
yet? They have some pretty good stuff there.