Thanks for the comments celsdogg. The small stuff, yea, nicks and what not, I can get over that stuff, but the gouges on the hood... down to the metal... that's what's really annoying me. And damnit, I found rust on the door sill on the rear passanger frame. My car isn't that old, this rust shouldn't be popping up. Isn't there a 10 year waranty against this stuff?
Anyway, back to the original post I made, there's got to be a good brand of filler and whatnot that I could use to protect the metal and make the indentations less noticable.
And though I'm not really wanting to use harsh abbrasives, anyone recommend one that will do a good job and isn't hard to use for the bird shit (and not too harsh on the paint)?