Skydiving today is very common and very safe. Even wing suit skydivng is easy to get into. Lots of people do it every day around the world. However, base jumping is a big step into a very different sport. It involves a big commitment to the risks involved. People die doing it, often. Then you add a wing suit to that, whew, you've got a whole different world again. It is going to be a huge mental and physical step to begin down that road.
Don't worry about that now. Begin skydiving and do it for the insane fun that is skydiving. Then when you get to 200 jumps, decide if you want to try a wingsuit. Take everything in smaller steps. There is a lot of fun to be had on the way. These aren't just stepping stones on your way up. Each of these steps is actually a vast world you can spend a fulfilling lifetime on.
Just realize that and enjoy it. You're not going to jump out of a plane for a 3 minute wingsuit ride down around the clouds all while thinking to yourself, "God, I can't believe I have to do 76 more of these dumb things before I can finally move on to base. Lame......"
(This post was edited by zerospinskier on Oct 10, 2012, 9:39 PM)