Brewing might appear intimidating until you've done it. And don't be too surprised if you screw up your first couple of batches or they don't turn out to be as excellent as home brewers typically rave on about their beers being.
After one or two kicks at the can, you'll find yourself developing your own process and becoming easily familiar with all the terminology that before you started sounded like it all came from either Germany or outer=space. It's one of those things you learn best by doing rather than simply reading about it.
Get yourself a kit and jump right in. Do it as cheaply as you like, or splash some cash and build an awesome set-up. The more you build yourself (things like wort chillers, mash-tuns, etc), the more you'll get a handle on the process before you even brew your first batch.