Agreed. If you're both new to system gaming in general, it might be easier to try and get playing with an existing group, to see how things work. Roleplaying is, to my mind, a social activity. Yes, you can do it with 2, but it's more fun with more. Most people I know feel a GM and about 5 players is optimal size ... enough for a lot of variety, but small enough that no one should get overlooked.