That’s exactly how I felt before I jumped down the rabbit hole by attending my first Drupal 8 code sprint, organized by the Forum One team earlier this month. Others there seemed to be in the same place I was in – which is to say that what we anticipated to be a quick installation actually turned into a lot of time spent that I’d have rather spent contributing!
To spare the next person from this experience I have created a friendly slideshow to guide you through the setup and installation process of getting Drupal 8 up-and-running locally. Enjoy! And if you have any suggestions for enhancements, please leave them in the comments below 🙂