Peter ... the way you go on about Sandy ... it's a wonder he doesn't put rocks in your geetar!
I'm sure if you're looking for a geetar that's easy to learn to play, if you don't play now, or one that will be "easy" to play, if you do currently play.
What's easy for one, won't necessarity be easy for another. You've got to play lots of different guitars to make that decision.
Both catspaw and midchuck gave you stellar advice. I know, because their knowledge and advice was critical to my buying a new guitar. And the most heard piece of advice of received, from a myriad of people, is what I wrote above ...
"You've got to play lots of guitars ..."