But why not get an HF all band rig. HF is where the fun's at. Even for listening.
Many people do believe that way; no doubt about it. BUT, not all of us. Some years ago, I bought what I'm told was a very nice HF radio and sincerely gave HF a try. For the most part, I found it to be boring, even though I really tried to like it (especially after spending what I did on that HF radio). I'm not into antennas and the radio didn't need repair so what was there left to do? Talk? Not much into that either.
I get my enjoyment from the "hands on" aspects of radio; tinkering, modifying, repairing and the like so there wasn't much in HF for me to do. I find much to do on VHF and up, though; not just repeaters and, definitely not just talking.
I say this, not so much to persuade anyone to follow my agenda, but as kind of a "protest" against all of those who have posted that HF is the "be all and end all" of ham radio. Certainly, for ME, it is not.
Now, some day that may all change and, if that happens, I may well tout the pleasures of HF. But, in the meantime, please be aware that ham radio activities are a very personal thing. There is no "right choice" for everyone; no "one size fits all".
You're ready to move on to a lower
frequency radio. Good! I agree that 10 meters might be the better choice. Generally, if there's activity on 6m there will be even more on 10m and it will also start to give you a taste of the lower bands as well. Yes, it will be a little more costly than jumping into an all-band HF radio right away but a lot less costly, should you decide, like I did, that HF is not for you.
I offer this counterpoint as food for thought, not to try to persuade you one way or the other. Whatever you do, find YOUR niche in the hobby and stick with it no matter what others may say is the "only way to go".