I bought a copy of the character rule book GURPS Fourth Edition. However im starting find this system very massive if not overwhelming. So many terms and math, it would seem like making a character is a major undertaking. However it does seem like so long as you get enough points or take enough disadvantages you could make virtually any character you could imagine. Still such a massive amount of info to take in, i haven't even gotten to the second on how combat works, and to be honest im scared to look at it. I've played D&D since i came to the world of table top RPGs, and its nothing like this. This edition was supposedly the most accessible one for new players but if that is the case im afraid to even look at the older versions.
Any advice or shared experience with this system would be appreciated, even a more simplistic breakdown of how character creation works would be appreciated. I'm more of a hands on learning, i need to be in the middle of it asking questions and learning from experience than reading tons of text in a book, though i will eventually do that once i usually start to get the hang of things (was like that some what with D&D too.) However im not playing in a group right now, and if i go back to my old group i'll most likely be running the campaign since no one there i believe plays GURPs either. I'd be teach and running the game, and I can't see myself doing that with this already stumping me.