Welcome to the forum, Wodwulf!
I agree with you regarding G+. I like it for staying in touch with my Roll20 friends, but it is a poor archive.
Find a copy of S&W that you like and dive in. If you have any questions or comments as you delve into the game, post it on the forum.
I'm not an expert, but there are some wise guys on the boards here...or should that be wiseguys?
Rules or editions shouldn't matter as long as you are having fun.