That's the cool thing about flying with foamboard. Crash it? Just repair it or build another. The Simple Soarer has some quirks. It's not really considered a beginner's plane, but that really doesn't mean much. People have been known to start with just about anything in the FT line up.
Great platforms to learn on are the Tiny Trainer (that's the one I wholeheartedly recommend) and as suggested the Simple Scout. The TT is easy and robust. You can start with the training wing with 3ch and then move up to the sport wing with 4ch. It's just a great learning platform that can grow with your flying skills. The Simple Scout is a great, smooth flying plane. It's heavier, so it doesn't fare as well in a crash as the TT, but it also handles the wind better.
I've read where others have had success with the Simple Cub as a first plane. I've also read where it has been said that it's a horrible first plane. The Mini Scout has been put forth with some good arguments as a good first plane. It's ridiculously simple to build, and pretty tough for what it is. It's surprisingly capable, but in my experience it's a handful for a new pilot. It's so easy to build, though that it might be worth a shot for you.
Basically, anything with the wing on the top is easier to fly than a plane with the wing on the bottom. You'll probably want something with some good dihedral, as well. My personal recommendation to a new pilot is always the Tiny Trainer. It's hard to go wrong with that one. You've definitely got some options, though.
Then go for it! Don't put a lot of time into decorating it, though. Put time into building it right, not so much making it pretty. Low wing warbirds are a far shot from good trainers. Just accept the fact that you're going to crash and damage your plane, requiring repair and a possible rebuild, and you can eventually learn to fly with a Corsair.