As for guides, there have been many on these forums, but you'd have to do some digging. I think it's kinda sad that we've not had some of the good ones stickied, but there have been plenty with info enough for new players, not selfish like you said. You just have to actually put some real effort into looking.
For example: http://forum.cabal.com/showthread.ph...e-Blader-Guide
On the older side of things, but still most of it is the same.
And believe it or not, but the Cabalwiki is also a good source of info. I'm upset people have not used this enough. It's no longer what most people remembered it to be. And it's still receiving updates.