Different stokes for different folks. I take from the comments that a less expensive and slower action rod for most beginners would be considered more appropriate choice. There is nothing wrong with a Sage One if you have the talent to get the most out of it. Some consider buying the "current best" on the market the way to go. Buying a slower and a less expensive rod is considered a practical way to start a beginner out. A slower rod IMHO, will allow a beginner to develop the proper timing in their cast. There are those that always need the best and most desired equipment and those that settle for something less and still enjoy themselves immensely. If she looses interest, you will have a nice rod for yourself !
Different strokes for different folks.