Good choice for good reasons.
There are a ton of fantastic .22's out there that shoot incredibly well and are reliable.
The .22 will teach you trigger control and target acquisition.
Before you settle on any one, read. Read a lot.
Each brand has it's good points and bad ones. Talk to people but remember the answer you usually get is "buy what I have"
Also in .22's think used. It's hard to shoot out or break a .22.
Good luck in the search and enjoy it.