I'm having success with getting my various users to log into the share, which is good. I think part of my issue there may have been that Webmin wasn't properly changing the samba passwords. Like I said I'm sticking to command line now, and that's working well.
My next question is, how do I set up my users so that they can all read/write to the share? Currently as Morbius said, the permissions for the folder look like this:
And I made all of my users part of the users group.
drwxrwxr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 2 01:02 docs/
Morbius, here's the output of testparm -s
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[print$]"
Processing section "[DOCS]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
map to guest = Bad User
obey pam restrictions = Yes
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
unix password sync = Yes
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
dns proxy = No
usershare allow guests = Yes
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
idmap config * : backend = tdb
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
create mask = 0700
printable = Yes
print ok = Yes
browseable = No
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/printers
path = /mnt/docs
read only = No
create mask = 0775
directory mask = 0775