ISSUE: Please help, I've tried a few things to get Drupal to STOP going to the User Prolfile page on login, even installed a module called LoginToboggan; which has nice features, just doesn't stop Drupal from sending all users that login to their User Profile page. Just to be clear, LoginToboggan's "optionally redirect [of] the user to a specific page when using the 'immediate login' feature" -- is ONLY for new users, not existing users... Yes, I know, makes no sense.
GOAL: Just need to be able to set the login page; don't need to set the page load based on role, but hey, that would be nice if it's not crazy complex.
UPDATE: Figured out a fix based on my needs, see my answer below. Please feel free to comment, and/or post another answer. Thanks!