Thanks everyone for your input. I've ordered the New York Minute standard (RTF) pkg. I think it will be a great Rev to begin with. Now, I just need all of this snow to melt, and to warm up just a little more.
I just spoke with Lolly at Rev. She told me of a new design called the "New York Minute". Just when I was ready to order, I've got another choice to consider. Now I'll have to stare at the "NYM" for a day or two before I decide. If you haven't seen it yet, here is a glimpse.
Welcome to the dark side. Get on the IKE forum, ikeclub.org, and talk to Jynx. She's from the Milwaukee area. I'm in Schaumburg, NW Chicago suburbs. The midvent might leave you parked on the ground much of the time in this area of the midwest. The full sail is the choice for first Rev in our area.
However, talk to as many people as possible before buying, and get out to some IKE club flys and check it out in person. We all have plenty of kites that you can try before buying, and all of the club members will be happy to let you try theirs.
I'll go along with you on the full sail. I have spoke to a few people, and they say the same thing. Now, I think I'll be going with the B-Series Standard, with the 2wrap & 3 wrap frames. All I have to do is decide on a color. I did meet Jynx briefly, last September at the Frank Mots fest in Milwaukee. I hope to run into her at Veteran's Park this summer.