Sounds like you've got two questions. "Should I start studying aikido?" Answer: yes. I have been studying for about six months, and am thoroughly hooked. You will love it. Your second question, "What's it like to be a brand-new beginner?" Answer: It's great. And frustrating. And it's great. And it's awkward. Did I mention it's great? If you love to learn and grow, you will love aikido. There's always more to learn...kinda like life, which I'm also rather fond of. Find a good, friendly dojo, and dive in.