Hope you realize that once you switch to 2 wheels, everything else becomes boring . The best news is; all motorcycles are terrific fun, some models are just suited to perform specific tasks better than others.
You speak of living in the country in the past tense, that’s too bad; if you still lived rural dirt bikes would be a no brainer selection. Dropping a dirt bike or race bike is almost normal, in fact if you aren’t falling off once in a while, you probably aren’t trying hard enough stuff. Not so with street bikes in my opinion; survivability and insurance rates make public roads the worst place to test limits of your riding skill. Crashing on the public roads normally constitutes a motor vehicle accident and local law enforcement has no sense of humor for such things. Falling on public roads should be avoided at all cost and generally implies that you need more practice and road smarts.
Read through lot’s of the older postings on this site for more insight on starter bike recommendations. I tend to suggest much smaller displacement sportbike rides than most here, but you would know better what and where you plan to use it. Your age can also make a big difference as insurance rates and thrill factor are influenced by how old you are. If you are very young, speed and acceleration still might be the biggest attraction, but if you’re an old guy and had your fill of go fast, you may find more interest in small displacement sportbikes, cruisers, dual-sports or classics.
If dirt bikes are no longer an option, taking the training course is clearly your first step, you are so lucky training opportunities exist. When I started riding they were unheard of. Welcome to the BBM site Newrider22