That’s what I was thinking. Never really played a jrpg. Was thinking of making this my first. Does anyone think it’s a bad choice for a jrpg noob?
P5 is one of my personal GOATs, but I am hesitant to recommend it to a first timer. I am a near-exclusive RPG player (including action-RPGs, "open world", etc.), and I have plenty experience with JRPGs also, but this was my first Persona. Amazing as it is, it is a BEAST. I played for 170 hours on my first playthrough and missed a lot - which, as a completionist, made me die a little inside. It's definitely not traditional, as there is a lot of life sim/dating sim stuff going on and you can go for several hours between battles, but it is all so fun. I got incredibly invested in the characters, their stories, and enjoyed the sim aspects just as much as the combat. The OST is also incredible. But for someone new to JRPGs, the thought of a 100+ hour adventure bare minimum to introduce you to the genre doesn't strike me as the right choice.
That said, there's nothing else to make it a bad choice for beginners. If you can commit to that much time and it doesn't intimidate you, then dive in. And as the game will tell you, take your time.