Francesco Giroldini has created and posted two nCloth tutorials that I think anyone who's interested in cloth simulation should watch, even if they consider themselves to be a complete novice. They're both very easy to understand and you'll learn a lot.
The first is Joint Driven Cloth Simulation. This 29:32 length tutorial "shows you how to easily use joints, blendshapes or any other kind of deformer to control your cloth simulation". -145 MB .mov file
The second tutorial is his Intro to nCloth. At 47:42, it goes over a lot of topics that will gently ease people into cloth simulation using Maya's nCloth. - 212 MB .mov file
This guy seems pretty cool. You should look over his blog in general.