I'm not a big D&D fan at all but I think; hands down; that the D&D Starter Set
is the best product to get anyone started with RPGs. It's designed to get you and your group playing; fastlike. Comes with everything you need besides pencils and some sheets of paper
Prewritten characters. I know some will think that's a big loss; but more than likely some players don't know where to start how to build a proper character A good prewritten campaign. An excellent adventure book in my opinion that offers a lot of freedom to the players. Having a prewritten campaign is a godsend for new gamemasters to have a frame of reference when you want to write your own campaign.
Can last your group a night or two or 50 hours of entertainment. Not too heavy on the rules but not too light either. I prefer lighter systems but in a weird way they are often harder to play when coming in to the hobby. You kinda need rules to hold onto at first in my opinion.
Freaking cheap! $13. After you had fun with D&D Starter Set just take a step back first and realize that there's more than D&D. Don't think D&D should be the default RPG. But still I consider the D&D Starter Set the default starting point for the hobby. 2 points in /r/rpg by Kalahan7 | 23 May 2017