No problem - while it is personal preference I would suggest you look at a new digital set rather than analouge. The ability to change lanes, overtake, race more than 2 cars at once (meaning more than 2 people can race at the same time if he has any mates lol) all make for more fun.
While analogue has a new lease of life with the 'ARC' options, digital is the way to go.
You can of course always upgrade analogue sets in the future with a digital power base and add digital plugs in the cars (if DPR cars - DigitalPlugReady).
Food for thought - whatever you decide have a great Christmas.