I always try to play a game or 2 of a new rule set before I get invested into it. I used to love Necromunda back in the day, and was all set to jump back in once some friend started playing the new edition. Luckily I played a pair of games and decided that it just wasn’t for me anymore. I guess I have just moved on from that 80’s style game mindset. (that and the min-maxing drives me nuts).
So yes, I always try to play a game or 2 first.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."