In case anyone still cares, the Vitus Razor is a pretty nice beginner bike. Assembly is pretty simple, it's really just the seat, handlebars and front wheel you need to pop in. Torque key is a good thing to have. The front deraileur is a bit annoying, not sure if that is Claris specific, but I couldn't make it work without any chain rubbing whatsoever - so I can't really use all 8x2 gears, once I'm about halfway through the casette I have to shift from or live with the annoying rubbing. Apart from the ~$450 bike, you'll probably want to replace the tires, the saddle and the pedals - unless you already have those.
I've been riding it for about a week now daily for short ~5-10km stints just to get a feel for it. Since it's my first road bike I can't really say how it compares, but so far no major complaints. Still feels freaky how fast it goes compared to my rusty commuter.