Persephone, I'm still sorting out my character sheet, but trust me when I say that you want to try this game - Shadowrun is amazing. The wiki is an excellent place to start and Ciosa and Lunar are both really great with giving feedback and advice! This game is also using a simplified version of the tabletop rules, so it actually would be a wonderful middle-ground for you to experience.
As for getting informed, the wiki is an excellent resource (Josi has performed wonders with it) - and so are the GM's. Don't be afraid to ask them questions!