I would say yes, that is a good starter kit. I have the T2i and it has been a great camera for the price, however I wish it had the option of the swiveling screen that the T4i has. The automatic settings make it very noob friendly and it has all the manual setting abilities so as you learn more you can advance with this camera.
With the right glass it is a great camera. I traveled to Alaska this summer and rented a 100x300 L series for the trip. Paired up with the crop sensor of the T2i I was able to capture some pretty amazing (imho) wildlife shots. I have done everything from automotive shoots to weddings to your standard landscapes, though with far less success than some of the others in this thread.
I think the post from rzimm above is very much related to your question. It's not the camera that takes good pictures, it's the photographer. ANY camera can produce a work of art, in the right hands. With that in mind I would say the T4i is a great start to get into the world of dslr.
Fellow noob and Canon fan,