I'll second the demo comment and the Jackson Fun series comment as well.
The Hero series (Jackson also- new sizes next year) would also be a good option. Not as play oriented but easier and more stable to start out in. You can still surf it but unless you're EJ or another pro you're not gonna loop the thing. In the long term havin' a boat like the Hero in your quiver is good and if you find yourself gettin' into playboating a lot you could pick up one of those later. Also a true river runner has a lot more storage space allowing you to do self support overnighters. I've done a single night trip with my SuperFun but the gear has to be pretty lean and packed uber-tight.
It kind of depends on your personality as well. Boats like the Funs and the CRs will be a little harder to learn in than a Hero or a Remix. They'll make you work harder in the beginning. But they'll be more playful once you advance. But if you really get into the whole playboating side of things you'll eventually want a true playboat.
I went the free-runner route to start (superfun) and I'm glad I did, but i think it definitely has been harder than if I started with a river runner. I knew I wanted to kayak and wasn't going to be deterred by a hard start. I think I'm probably a better boater because of it (definitely a better swimmer!).
I'm using my superfun less and less now and considering trading it for a superhero. Then i'd have the playboat, river runner and creek boat. Each one would perform better at its purpose than a blended boat. We'll see which way i go with that. If you can't ever see yourself having multiple boats, buy the free-runner. The LL Cr's are good option to the jackson funs. I've had friends who love those as well.
Hope this helps some and doesn't confuse too much.
I was going to be vague but then I decided to do this other thing.