Today's the day it's going sorta F2P.
For anyone that does it wanna give it a try: http://secure.eveonline.com/signup/?invc=81b73706-4374-4dee-b5dd-ce84d404ee06&action=buddy
Tbh don't even know if that link will work after the patch but if it doesn't just google eve online download.
Basically on an unpaid accounts now there's these things called "alpha clones" which basically allows you to train basic skills up to a maximum of t1 cruiser of your chosen race. (May I recommend choosing Gallente or caldari but it's purely your choice).
Of course if you choose to sub and pay like I do then you get access to all skills and ships so to some degree it's not really f2p but still gives you unlimited time to play the game.
If you do decide to try it after midday, if you get stuck either join the channel "Bastage Network - Public" by clicking the top left E > social > channels and see if I'm around. If I'm not then try just ask any questions in the Rookie Help chat which you're automatically in.
Read stuff like this: http://www.pcgamer.com/eve-beginners-guide/ and search for videos. There's almost videos for everything these days.
If enough people do try it, I might take people out on a noob PvP roam for the lolz to see how decent the game is. If you want to earn money, mining is the quickest and easiest thing to get into but PvP is by far the most enjoyable thing where as industry is just like satisfying once you've finished something.
And don't go into low/null/wh space unless you think you're ready. But remember, more risk > more reward.