There is a lot to be said about the benefits of starting on the bottom and then moving up one step on the ladder at a time. Learning on a 1940's taildragger, ( Cub, Champ, T-craft, etc, etc.) on a grass strip and starting from the beginning of knowing what the rudder is made for. Then moving up and flying from a county airport with a paved runway, runway lights, VASI light, non-precision instrument approach flying a C-152/172. Then flying from a Class B airport in a complex single and light twin. Flying from each long enough to feel completely at home. And stopping on the ladder where you want. Have fun.