is it easy to get started and feel like you are doing something?
The learning curve is a little tough. I highly suggest doing the tutorial stuff. But after a little bit you kind of get a good idea of how most things work.
will i get attacked by some high level player just so he can be an @#%^ and pad his stats?
There are no levels, just skillbooks. Stay out of low-security space and you should have no problem with anyone attacking you for the hell of it. It wouldn't pad their stats though, it would make them some money if anything.
are there many new players just starting or is everyone high level?
Again, no levels, if you're looking to be playing WITH people(as in, forming groups and such and not just playing a game that other people are playing) then you should join a good corp when you get the chance.
is it hard to start out? been reading the wiki and kinda know what i want to do whether or not it will be enjoyable is another story.
thinking on being an industrialist/miner but that is before i log in when i start i might change my mind.
I'm a soldier. I go around and blow sh*t up. So mining/industrialism is boring as @#%^ to me, but my co-worker does that and enjoys it. So it's all in what you prefer. Everyone will be different.
Send me a msg in game, and I'll help you out if you're around when I log in. Name is "Serpin Taxxt".