Learning to cast a switch rod is a very fun endeavor. I do agree with finding time a getting a lesson or two. I guided trip focused on the tactics you want to use is also a good start. Most good guides will have decent boat rods and will have you up and making snap t's, maybe double speys and poke casts by the end of the day and you'll be more focused because your trying to catch a fish. If that isn't an option, time considering, I would start with a rod that has a generous grain window and a more moderate action. The problem with most switch rods and beginning casters is the lack of feel in faster action switch rods. Without feeling the load of the rod it is hard to develop good tempo and its very easy to develop bad habits, get frustrated, have the urge to bust $800-1000 worth of graphite over your knee and leave it on the bank...head to the pub...on and on.
I have had the opportunity to cast all the rods mentioned above and the ACCEL Switch is really a forgiving stick that still yields a lot of power and performance. It incorporates Sage's G5 technology which has really revolutionized what Mod/Fast action rods can do and what they weigh. It I didn't already have rods that fit this niche and was in the market for something that would better hold its value and still be relevant technology in 10 year the ACCEL rods sure fit the bill. I would line it with the 450-480 Airflo Skagit Switch and 10' of T10 and swing for the fences.
For what it's worth