Small update, I've changed the code a bit and now am able to get squares being duplicated relative to the first path! Also added a size control. Now I just need to figure out the reactive scaling to a control layer and the best method for completing the grid on the y axis. Maybe rewrite the code to account for a new set of groups? One for x and one for y axes? I'm also curious how I'd be able to add/minus the total number of paths within an expression... but that might be something only a script could do.
There's nothing to "add/minus". You simply calculate how many elements per row there are and then increase a counter used for multiplying the Y position. Basic math. You really, really should look up any tutorial on how to create basic grids.
Thanks for the response! Yes, I should do that. There's just so much to learn that I've been having trouble staying in one direction. I'm dedicated to it though, I just figured experimentation would help me understand a few things. Time to go back to tutorials!