The trick is to link to someone who has already done at least a little research. (E.g. one person did a brief bio about one of my g-g-grandmothers and her family. Names, dates, places. Really good starting point to find records in The Old Country.)
The good news: Someone has already done some research.
The bad news: They probably screwed a bunch of stuff up.
E.g., there’s a mammoth tome for one branch of my mother’s family. Thousands of people, goes back to the 1700s. One of my uncles was a co-editor. But the basic info for me and my sibs is completely messed up. Wrong birth places, wrong schools, etc. We have no idea where that info came from. My mother knows the correct info, how did her brother get completely different stuff?
(And with the Internet spewing bad GEDCOM files all over the place, this crap just propagates. At least familysearch has cut back on this rot.)
So: Find someone who has done some starter stuff. But never trust it. Do your own check on forms and the like.
Why? It’s a hobby. No one can ever hope to explain to another person why they enjoy their hobby.
Knowing what life was like generations ago can give one perspective. There was this man who as a teenager was on some of the last great cattle drives out of Texas. A literal cowboy. He had nightmares the rest of his life about crossing the Red River. Makes some of our childhood traumas seem trivial by comparison. That this man was my g-grandfather makes me connect with this other world view even more so.
Things were not always as we see them today, and tomorrow will be different as well. Genealogy allows you to see this pattern of change in a personal way.