I'll throw in my two cents here...
I've been playing guitar for 15 years, as well. I started on a Johnson, I believe, which had action high enough to be brutal to my hands. While I regret not having a barely decent guitar for performing in high school, having a guitar with higher action does work your hands out a bit more, though I understand the argument about quitting due to frustration. Maybe I was just determined. But the idea that you've got to start on a very good guitar just isn't true, at least in my case.
Also, what if you find out that you don't like playing, even if it's on a Yamaha, Ibanez or Epiphone? Now you're out 300 bucks on a perfectly-good-but-now-used name brand guitar. The first few weeks of guitar are the hardest, and if you're willing to learn on junk, then you'll probably stick with a better instrument. I dunno. That's just me.
Regarding this brand, I bought the classical guitar offered half a year ago, and it's not bad. It's not great compared to my Taylor or Martin, but it's perfect for a "don't worry about it if it gets bumped" guitar. I keep it at my office and it works fine for when I pick it up and play it once a week or so. It doesn't stay perfectly tuned, but, again, it was 50 bucks.
EDIT: It wasn't Pyle. It was a Spectrum guitar.