Thanks for your reply. I think I will go with my gut and get the SXP. For a first shotgun, I bet it will be far better than I am at shooting.
I have read comments from people who say they use a pump for trap and skeet, so I bet I can use it enough to get a feel for what I like, and then if I really love one over the other, like you say, I can then know what I want and spend the bucks on something the will be for sure worth it.
I'm super pumped! Bad pun intended.