Things i am attempting to do would be to output all user names from the joomla site. Really i wish to handle the consumer object. Any refference is going to be appreciated. Thanks

If you wish to access the present user object you'll find the particulars in here :

Accessing the current user object - Joomla documentation

If you wish to list all of the customers I would suggest you look into the extension known as Community Builder, there is a wordpress plugin that list all of the current website customers for this

To obtain object of current login user

$user = JFactory::getUser();
if(!$user->id){
  // no user is logged in
}
else{
  // logged in user
}

To obtain names of user

$db = JFactory::getDBO();
$sql = "SELECT * FROM #__users";
$db->setQuery($sql);
$users = $db->loadObjectList();

foreach($users as $user){
  echo $user->name;

or if you wish to use user object, after above query

foreach($users as $user){
   $userObj = JFactory::getUser($user->id);
}