So am I able to just build my characters without looking at a guide and do ok? Im not much of a min/maxer or anything like that, so since I am about to finally crack my copy open, im worried ill be stuck in a perpetual trying to rebuild (via rest) to make it sort of thing. Just curious.
You should be fine. Only reason to look at a building guide is if you're really OCD about perfect builds. Looking at builds online ruins most of the fun for me, because then I feel like I didn't discover it on my own.