Really, I think its a preference. I do agree that every jumper should start as a hunter to perfect form and basics of learning to see distances and striding to the jumps. However! I personally adore Jumpers. The adrenaline and speed and height of the jumps gets my blood going and hooks me every time I jump. I've been a jumper now for 5 years (hunter for 3) and have been showing for 2 years in the jumper ring and have never left without a pocket full of firsts and seconds. Haha :) learn Hunters first, then if you're an adrenaline and precision junkie, join the Jumper ring! See ya then ;D
Horses are angels without wings!