The first boat I owned was the Catalina 30
I own now. But I did know how to sail a bit. The first time I took it out of the slip wasn't the prettiest thing in the world but it worked. Sailing isn't rocket science - it's not tough to get the boat to move. It's a bit tougher to get it to move well.
Really hard things: stuff like replacing the macerator pump and being in sht up to your elbows; going up the mast
'cause your own stupid self shoulda held onto the end of the halyard
; looking with despair upon the tangled mess of wiring
the PO left you. So, the great benefit of a Capri
14 is you wouldn't have any of those really hard things.
Horses for courses folks. Plenty of folks learn in lasers. Plenty learn in Catalina 34s. Whatever boat you wish to float.