I have never played a MH game before...tell a lie I bought it for the Wii and played like 10 minutes then put it down. I bought the PC version of MHW just because I thought, why the hell not. I have enjoyed it, yeah it's grindy but I like the challenge of killing things. If you're not sure what you're doing there are plenty of youtube videos out there to help you become a capable hunter. The main one you should watch is how to capture beasts as you get a better drop ratio than killing.
Also Steam Winter Sale is in 7 days so might just hold out until then. The price probably won't be cheaper but I'll wait and see what's a good deal on sale.
Interesting. The only thing that puts me off is the learning of what you need to do and the intricacies of it all. I played the beta on PS4 and enjoyed it, but I honestly didn't really know what I was doing. (embarrassed)
Might go even cheaper when the expansion pack is release late next year. They might do an inclusive pack since you need the original game. But put it this way, buy now, level up, be ready for those Gamma and Ultima gear updates.
I'm tempted to get it then, not interested in the console version.