I learned clutch first on an Isuzu Rodeo, then an '03 Tacoma, then a '93 Camaro z28, then my '04 Celi.
(The only car I owned is the Celica, the others people just let me drive, maybe 5 times max)
I personally didn't have a single bit of problem when I got the Celi, and it went very smoothly, test-drive and all.
But my brother (who had a 5-spd truck for a year or two) said the clutch was like an on/off button, and his take-offs and shifts were very very jerky at first. But after about 20 minutes, he had a better handle on it, and was going much smoother.
I wouldn't let getting it 'cause it's stick turn you away from buying it. Sticks are much more fun to drive than autos, at least for me.