Completely understand and working on reading the books from this
It's such an overwhelming decision because you want to get it all right with your first try and there is just so much information on the subject.
The lakes around us have no waves at all pretty much, barely any wind because they are near a big forest.
The rivers near our area are rather slow and calm but fairly curvy.
The sea is quite rough with heavy winds at times so that's why we are not making that a priority, we don't know if we could actually handle it.
It would be good if the kayak allowed us to go to sea as well (with an experienced kayaker along with us), if we wanted to give it a try, but it wouldn't be our priority.
We still haven't made the purchase so any recommendations are still welcome.