Yes, there are guides on the forums, and the ones I've looked at are not only well written, but actually improved my gameplay (thanks Gameshoes, http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...closed-beta%29). For those of us willing to do some reading, these are a great boon.
For those of use not willing to do some poking around, I think a short, class-based tutorial may be needed. It could cover some lesser known aspects of the game, like cover bonus' and how/where/when to use your abilities to be effective with them. Even a short video, that plays on your selection of a new class, could be very helpful to newcomers.
I see people every day, that are shocked to see another class's abilities used, and some go as far as to cry "hax", when the reality is that your were oracled/emp'd/cloaked etc.
Feel free to add your views or opinions on this.