Just like school, work & family, you will find pilots that will become friends - others will be in the category of acquaintance. You will find that most people in aviation; friend, acquaintance, experienced pilot & hanger rats will all be willing to lend you a hand or offer up advice when you need or ask for it.
In regard to your comment about Cirrus - comments like that make your aviation world a smaller place. My favorite low wing’s are G’s & Globals but I will always turn from them to spy a passing Tomahawk. I trust you can figure out why.
Best advice I can offer - be yourself & don’t be yourself… but always be sincere.
Congratulations and good luck. I hope you have a blast!