The EOS M is a good camera - depending on your point of view and if you know what you want to do with it. It doesn't have a viewfinder, just the screen - that's the price you pay for the moderate size and a DSLR sensor. And reviewers have been complaining about the slow autofocus. Another point is that there are only two specific lenses for the EOS M - although you can use all of the other Canon lenses through an adapter.
The question is - what do you want to do with that camera? Or rather, what do you need from the camera? I'd hesitate to recommend that camera just for its price to someone who never had a camera before - it's a lot of money if you don't even know what you want to use it for. I'd rather suggest to start of with point-and-shoot and first find out for yourself what you _can't_ do with a p&s. Get a small camera so you can take it everywhere, take _lots_ of pictures and check what is wrong with them - or what could be better.
Depending on what you want to spend, I'd suggest one of the Canon Elph/IXUS series or a Powershot S.
On the other hand, if you still want to stick to a interchangeable lens camera, the nem Canon EOS 100D (Rebel SL1) may be worth a look. Like the EOS M, but with a viewfinder.