Um if you are just getting started and want to learn, a better idea might be to intern at a studio(This means run coffee and ask questions when you can pretty much most of the time) than to try to buy stuff yourself, learn the basics FIRST and then when you buy, you'll be able to make more informed descisions, for instance what are you planning on recording? Will this allow you to do that? Is it overkill for that purpose? Is this actually the best way to spend your money right now? Etc.
As for the device, while the price for what you get doesnt seem bad, and Yamaha is a pretty good company, I havent tried one or heard much about them to be able to give you an idea, sorry.