Looking at the Vanguard/laser performance boats, while I like the V15, the club FJ looks to be the more fun boat. Performance, SH or DH options, along with a spinnaker option, and if she gets really good at it, it is sailied on a college level, so potential scholarship options. Same with lasers IIRC. I realize you are not buying from this latter option, but worth keeping in mind. You may have a tigress in her that once sailing like this, who knows the limits. Keep that option open too.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!