As Basko said. I hope you have a good time around here, there's a ton of cool people to meet around here.
The lore will indeed be interesting. I think just about everyone is waiting for it, and i really do feel like the last days have been going slower and slower because wipe is so close
The game itself is pretty good, the only thing that can be a bit anoying about the game is some glitches here and there. But if you want to meet people, i'd do the same as FredLR is saying, and just jump into it. Thats most likely the best way of doing it.
I think dayz also is on free weekend atm so why not download it and test it out.