The Cub was the 1st plane I bought (last year) - not the best choice for a newby but I did quite well initially. Now, a year on and even with the lively Mustang motor, I'm quite confident with it. Plus I'm a bit more clued up about balance etc.
I also bought a Champ several months ago which was incredibly well-behaved and almost therapeutic. Until a few weeks back! On a great day and flying high I turned and boasted "look, no hands!" but I got back to it ok. Minutes later, I took my eye off it for literally 10 seconds to admire another plane but then I couldn't see/find mine!! We have cropped fields nearby and I never found it. I'm almost over the trauma but I intend to get another - as I say, I regarded it as therapy!