The best things in life aren't things.
I actually bought this game some time ago but am just now going to start learning it. (So I have the orignal version/rules.)
Considering I have never played it before - should I just use the rulebook I have, or should I use the NEW rulebook? All other things equal, I would prefer to use the original rulebook since it is a physical copy.
The changes in the new rules are fairly small. You'll be fine learning from the original.