Help me get into Etrian Odyssey III

I picked this one up yesterday on a whim. Mostly due to Tycho’s thoughts on the game:

I’m intrigued, since I want a hard, deep game with lots of stats and min-maxing. But I loaded it up last night (and I was a bit drunk), rolled a few chars, and then the game raped me.

Is there a decent online guide somewhere? I can see getting really into this game, but I’m a bit of a wuss (or maybe just a working adult with limited gaming time) in that I don’t want to spend forever learning slowly. I want to understand a bit more before I dive in.