I don't blame you. There are a number of contradictory posts on this.
I honestly think you would be better served in posting this question (albeit in a more generic form) to one of the strength and conditioning discussion groups on the web. Or if you have the time and resources, start educating yourself (the books Erik recommended would be a good start) and find a qualified personal trainer who will help you meet your goals.
I regret not giving this advice when I first posted.
That's it, I'm done with this thread.