In a sense, knowing little about the world is a good thing. Better to see the game for what it is than what it isn't, if you ask me.
wise words indeed. I just read some things a long time ago on wiki and stuff when first came to know about it in the witcher forums, otherwise I hardly know anything about the PnP, and I like it to be that way and looking at the stuff people talk about here, the teaser, etc. gets me more excited than others perhaps. So it's actually a good thing. As they say ignorance is bliss