I'm on the fence. I've never played a single Hitman game, because I normally don't like stealth games. I just find them to be too trial and error.
So considering that, would anyone recommend this to me?
Not a chance.
Take the first mission: If you went in guns blazing, you'd kill everyone in the mansion and on the grounds in about 2-3 minutes, as well as the Don himself. You'd have a terrible assassin's rating at the end (the whole point of the game), but you'd have successfully completed the level.
Now if you did it stealthily, there is a s*** tonne of trial and error. Learning all the guards' routines, timing, which weapons to use, which civilian to take out and impersonate if any at all, and many other factors and variables, that need to be learned, in order for you to successfully complete the mission with only killing the target, not getting alerted and taking out no innocents to get the best assassin's rating.