I agree it takes training absolutely. There is no argument here from me on that.
Personally it is easier to start on a .38 but I also think that is not a useful gun. There is absolutely a point to grow into a machine- but you don’t have to start at the smallest thing you can find- I think.
But then again you’re talking to a girl who is pretty damn proficient with a 45. I don’t have much use for a 50 cal- to me thats too big- a 45 does the job just fine… kind of like my 600 is just fine for me but I’ll probably never bother with anything bigger. different discussion though.
I’ll never win an agrument against 600s as a starter bike- and I don’t want to.
I only want to point out that the machine itself doesn’t care. You cannot personify a machine like that- thats a completely invalid argument. thats all.