Very nice post! I haven't read all of it in great detail yet, but will do tomorrow during lunch at work. I would much rather someone be honest about my set-up than say it was good when it's shit.
The way I have everything in the tank was due to the reptile shop telling me to put it in that place and in that way. I will definately take into consideration what you have said and make changes over time to the tank to make it more 'beardie friendly.'
I will make a longer response to individual points after I have read it properly. Thanks for a very detailed response and i'll get started ASAP in making the changes