Did you have any trouble setting up namecoin, getting an nmc address, and using the different bitcoin client?
I actually just switched to Eligius last night, didn't have enough time to set up nmc stuff though.
It found the instructions on the site to be pretty straight forward. I'm pretty technical though but you shouldn't have a problem. If your using Windows, I've also made a namecoin gui which also supports bitcoins as well. I'm hoping to post it here but you can also get it from reddit
or the namecoin