I thought starting off acoustic was a good idea, too, but now I regret it. I originally bought myself a Fender acoustic for around £100, and after learning a couple of chords and some basic music reading skills, I got bored of it. Around a year later, I finally saved up to buy myself an electric, and I haven't been able to put it down since then- I'm always playing it. It mostly depends on what you're looking to play, I guess– if you want to play rock/metal, then you're better off with an electric from the start. If you're looking to play classic rock, blues, or to pick up chicks, then you'd best get an acoustic.
Yeah, looking to play rock/metal more then anything. I mean, it's still easy enough to learn the basics with an electric guitar, right? Thanks for the advice, though, much appreciated!
EDIT: Won't I need an amp to properly play the electric guitar, though? Or can I just run it through my PC?