I learned on 505s, Kolibris, wayfarers and Lasers. I have a Minto as well and I love sailing around the anchorages.
I still sail dinghies and still love it.
I firmly believe that the fun in boats is inversely proportional to size. Once I get tired of cruising I will buy another small trailerable dinghy or keel boat.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217