Second vote on the studies - unless you want to have nothing to do with coding. I’d add that while you don’t need one, a lot of my favorite apps work with a monome grid. https://monome.org/docs/grid/
A lot of what I’ve learned came from playing around with the Norns and reading the threads on here, asking questions when stuck.
The community here is pretty special and unlike any other I’ve seen on the net.
One more thing. Odds are you’ll want to install updates when it arrives. Here’re the instructions https://monome.org/docs/norns/update/