Well let me jump on this wagon and take a ride. I purchased an acoustic at the beginning of the year with the intentions of learning to play. Haven't been able to sit down with it much yet though. So I too am looking for any pointers on the best ways to get started and best sites/apps to look into.
I have the same problem. My wife bought me a gorgeous Seagull Acoustic as an engagement gift 2 years ago, and I have yet to really dig in. I can play a bunch of chords, but I find the most difficult thing is that I have no direction when I sit down to play.. and just keep playing the same few chord progressions I know.