I'm a sushi virgin, but I really want to try. What do you all suggest for a total newbie?
For a newbie the veggie rolls are often less intimidating, or the ones with fake crab. As far as I know, crab, shrimp, egg and eel are always cooked. That gives you an idea of the style of presentation without the raw fish part.
There are four main styles - handroll, which looks like an ice cream cone made of seaweed, maki, which are the little cylindrical ones, sushi, which is a small chunk of the rice with the fish on top, and sashimi, which is plain raw fish. (This is common parlance, but to be accurate, 'sushi' is the name for the rice/vinegar combination)
For the raw fish, tuna and salmon are common starting points. Both have a nice texture and taste, and are relatively inexpensive.
I'd recommend ordering a combo at a mid range restaurant. You'll get a variety of different types, and be able to figure out what you like best.