Simply moving efficiently with a competent partner is a pure joy in itself
where is the problem "with" today?
I think that some one most learn the basic technique with a guide in trad route to be able to move efficiently on the cliff. Doing boulder and rope technique are two opposite. As you get the basic technique, it is good to follow a leader of multi pitch for a year who climb to your strength level (i.e. some one who can not do one pull up will hardly climb ten feet of layback. better to stay in your bracket of strength to have more pleasure: not be afraid by over your head move). As you know how to belay and anchor correctly in many situation, your leader will bring you in short lead where you will learn advance rope technique (we all find boring belaying, but it is necessary). After, you will be able to climb with a friend who is at the same level of you and after a while, bring your friend in route under your level to gain experience and be safer.
In that way, you climb with many person: with experience climber, climber at your level and beginner...kind of pyramide where it will be just pure joy.
In fact, as we look in a mirror, we always find some default, some think that we don't like on us, a partner can not be perfect and often you choose the default of your partner more than is quality.