As you might have read in the patchnotes of Revelations, the tutorial for Eve was revamped. I remember walking through the whole thing when I started out in november 2005, it was helpful, but it also left more questions that it answered ;). Then you were dropped in the rookie chat channel for the 1st 30 days of your Eve Online life. But that channel was so busy, the answers and questions scrolled by so fast, you could hardly read it.
The new tutorial seems to be a lot better and focuses more on action. The Acient Gaming Noob has taken the trouble to walk through the new tutorial and posts about it on his blog: