I actually think it's kind of cool that it comes on two discs, reminds me of the old PSOne days with big RPGs lol... wish more games would do it even if only for the novelty, lol. Also cool that it has a map too.
I'll admit I've actually looked at NOTHING for Red Dead Redemption 2 aside from the first few screenshots they showed off and some animal pictures they posted on Facebook. Not watched any trailers or gameplay or anything, since originally I wasn't interested in it (Despite loving the western setting in general) but as release is creeping closer I'm tempted to actually take a look at it all and get hyped, since I can imagine myself buying it somewhere down the line anyway...
Although another thing I have to admit is I've never finished the first game lol, and the reason for that is because while I was doing my playthrough (Which I really enjoyed), I had the whole game and ending spoiled for me, and whenever I find spoilers, it puts me off wanting to play the game in question, so I just never went back to it... might do that before buying the second at some point.
I envy your naivete of the game, I just can't stop myself from looking for more info's especially if it's a game I've been wanting for along time, and sad to hear about the spoilers, hope you can still enjoy it before the big mama arrives.