I like eurobucks, it's the most dynamic currency pair. I really don't understand though. When I just got to forex, they told me to trade with the euro because it's the most popular pair. But now when I have an idea about the market, I understand that actually it's a very difficult instrument for newbies.
Perhaps they played a joke on you? Many traders have fun playing joked on newbies, giving them deposit drain advice, which are understandable for experienced traders, but newbies interpret them as the Holy Graal.
I don't think they were kidding, most likely they were serious, they just didn't take into account what a serious level of difficulty this would be for a newbie. I think a newbie should be advised to begin with something easier.
I myself recommended many newbies to begin learning on the euro. But I mean learning, not trading on the real. Yes, it's a difficult instrument, but a newbie will learn to trade there faster because the pair moves quite intensively. It's got fundamental and technical analysis, it all goes very intensely, which means you have to learn it fast.