Re: new soprano saxophone player?
Ditto. I was thinking exactly the same thing!
If you are really adamant about starting out on a soprano sax, a YSS-475 is a good intermediate horn that will allow you to develop your skills. Buy a decent horn, regardless of alto vs. soprano. Saxophones are persnickety.
Get a good instructor to get you going and confirm you and your horn are a good combination.