Look at Replace Your Preferences for a list of things you should be able to back up and transfer easily. The only thing that might casue a problem that I can think of is custom shortcut sets, but I think CS5.5 and CS6 are similar enough that they won't casue abberant behavior (the same was not true going from CS4 into CS5).
Thank you! That was very helpful with respect to the preferences. There are still some customizations that I didn't see discussed there, such as document, print and PDF presents, workspaces, keyboard shortcuts (this one is crucial!) and saved GREP find/replace queries. Is there an easy way to copy these (e.g., by copying a directory)?
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Print Presets and PDF presets can be saved from the Define dialogs and reloaded fom the Define dialog in the new version (but the print presets should be there already if you copy InDesign Defaults, though ity's a good idea to make bachip sets anyway). Keyboard shorcuts, Queries, scripts, menu sets and workspaces all have their own folders in the same directory as the InDesing Deafults file and you should be able to copy all of them, withthe possible exception, as mentioned above, of the keyboard shortcuts.
That did the trick. And the good news is that the keyboard shortcuts were saved as a .txt file in the SavedData folder. I found it by opening up Keyboard Shortcuts under the edit menu and then clicking on "Show Set..."