76 ( +1 | -1 ) 2nd the queen/nimzoindianA lot of players are attracted to the wild and dynamic openings, many of which rely on surprise value that is rather meaningless in correspondence play. Part of the attraction are the spectacular combinations; however, I see a lot of players that get lost out-of-book in systems like the Benoni, simply falling into a positionally inferior game.
My advice is a lot like superblunder's....try a solid, logical opening. You won't need tactics to justify your game and you'll see many similar positional middlegame positions. After a while, you'll have very high confidence in your ability to solve the typical problems of that system - a distinct advantage over most opposition.
Don't pretend you're a combinative genius. You may retard your chess AND your combinative abilit