Its a simple thing here. Read. Drop the opinions you have right now of airsoft and what you think you know. Or what you want to be right.
Ask with an open mind. All to often we have players on here that ask an opinion or question, then spend the next few pages getting annoyed at others due to not listening when they asked.
Your 17. You may be mature. Sure your going to collage but you dont need to be mature for that and you'll figure that out in the next few years.
Like I said before. Keep your mind open to this stuff. Dont figure you know everything now or just have that little "ya ok..." attitude inside your head. You'll last alot longer and enjoy this addiction far more