Yes, I highly recommend the MSF course. I had my license but after 12 years with no motorcycle I thought it wise to take the course and refresh. It was fun, watching the BIG guys and the little bikes, some thought it was easy and the other panic. LOL.
A few women in my class did okay, one kept dropping the bike and finally called it quits, she admitted to not being ready. Some are and some aren't.
I was out on sunday. What a wonderful day, 156 miles. Wrists and neck muscles are letting me know they are still there and want to go again. It sounds like the temps are going to drop though. It will be warm again soon, and I will be ready.
What part of NJ are you? I am in Harford County, MD.