Go to this link, it's already been talked about like a week ago. If I'm correct, it said you started it. Did you ride in Pakistan or something when you were 13?
Anyways... I took the MSF course, and it was great! I learned a ton, and has probably already saved my life many times over. I definately recommend it! The trainer I used was a 250 Suzuki 'cruiser' but it was really lame. After that, I bought my '03 R6, and have had no problems.
Words of advice are as follows...
1. Buy an R6... '03 or later if possible
2. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE BIKE AND IT'S POWER!!! NEVER!!!
3. Don't goof around and show off. I almost killed myself by doing so, and by saying I almost, I don't mean that lightly. I came within three feet of a brick mailbox going around 50 or 60, and almost hit it head on... and I was just showing off. Of course, that's my fault, and it was dumb, but realize... you'll have one of the baddest bikes around, respect it please.
4. Take it slow at first, learn the bike and it's limits. I... personally, put myself in different situations in a 'controlled environment' (as much control as possible) and see how it worked out... examples, rain, gravel, fast take-offs (in case you have to "move it or lose it"), cold weather, etc..
5. Read, post, and listen to this site. Ask questions, do research, and the only reason I got the R6 was it was the best rated 600. After that, I found out pretty much all I know on here. Ask questions, be knowledgeable.
Well, that's my couple cents worth. Be careful, and join the R6 club!