Is Project Debut 3 Phono SB the choice for newbie

With its integrated phono stage, is it the best plug-and-play solution for someone wanting to get a taste of vinyl without breaking the bank and who does not own a phono pre? any other similarly priced alternative with TT and phono stage separated?
I am not sure about the integrated version, but I have had my debut III for about a week. Worth every penny. It is great. I using an integrated amp,but I am still considereing the phono preamp. I would say go for it. It is a definite leap up from the numark and jvc turntables I have used.