You can never be considered a real geek if you have no interest in robots. You’re not required to know how to assemble one, just love ‘em and you’re okay. If you want to be serious with robotics, you may want to go through the Robopedia encyclopedia.
The Robopedia is an encyclopedia for robots. RobotAppStore.com offers information on different robot toys from all over the world. So for that particular robot you’re spending hours tinkering, just turn to the Robopedia for more information.