I am working on a Joomla 1.5 site, www.middletownareamerchants.com
and it is working pretty well with the main menu and user menu. I named them visitor menu and member menu. When a new user signs up they get the welcome email that they can click on the link to confirm. Once they confirm, they can log in to the site, but when they go to "add listing" (this is the web links) they get a message that says "you are not authorised to view this resource".