A question to the more experienced: from what you know *now* about forex, how would you have approached it when you first began?
For example, from reading the forums it seems to me that it's best to focus on just one (zero? two?) indicator(s) (what's best for beginners in your opinion? does it make a difference?) and spend lots of time learning candlestick patterns. S/R levels are essential to develop an intuition of when to enter/exit trades (what's best for S/R - horizontal lines based on previous S/R? pivot points? some people appear to use EMA's? drawing diagonal channels? others?).
Money management is key.
I like stormin_norman's (perhaps common) method to fix your losses at a percent of your total funds (1-5%) and set your entry just above a support level, THEN decide your lot size. Then you always know the maximum amount that you can lose regardless of how bad your trade may be (hopefully not!).
I'm happy to demo for many months (3-6+), at least until i feel i'm ready before putting any money on the table. I'm "trading" with FXgame right now (mac user, need to install parallels or crossover to use mt4 i believe).
I have a background in physics (astrophysics) and hence am used to looking at stochastic/crappy data and trying to make sense of it. Forgetting about the whole "trying to make money" part, i'm actually having a lot of fun!