There isn't anything wrong with a Tacoma as a first vehicle. Just about any vehicle is fine really imo.
That being said, I imagine you get lots of snow, so a 2wd rwd truck will not be the best in getting around but definitely doable. Good set of tires and maybe a 200lbs of sandbags or such will help a lot.
These little 2.7 in 2wd Tacos actually get very nice mileage. Not as good as a car obviously, but not bad at all. Sound like it can work for you down the road if you need to transport your motorcycle etc...
From reading on TW, it does seem like there is not a whole lot of lift options etc for 5 lug 2wd Tacomas, but there are still some.
Some links to get you started and for inspiration: