That's the only thing that gives me pause about the machine. If I am reading this properly you will not be able to pick up these needles in Wal Mart or probably not in Joannes.
These are industrial needles, not household needles. You can get them is all the typical sizes (This is a style number, not a size number) That said... if you don't mind having to get the needles from a special source instead of the typical fabric store... I would say go for it. At 32 lbs it ain't gonna skate on you. If you had learned on a household machine you might need to do some unlearning. Industrial machines have their own quirks but to start out on an industrial right off the bat is no steeper a learning curve than any others.