Knowledge is power, everyone knows this. With that being said, if you don't know something and never run into that something with normal gameplay, you hinder yourself from that knowledge, and who knows that knowledge that you could have learned from reading a simple text online, can help you deliver more damage in a game without you even realizing it. On one aspect you may be right(ruining the first time experience for yourself) but on the other aspect you're definitely wrong. Once you've played the game the first time through, you want to get better, and in my opinion if someone else has success, try it that way first to see if it works for you if not then look for a different route. Remember that knowledge is power.