Good or bad? it is not the question. If you think that you can do a route that you never did, know how to fall with a rope and the consequemces of the fall and that you are with a good partner...it is possible that you trad climb.
TLDR: After soloing, trad climbing is the hardest, most encumbered, most involved, most dangerous kind of climbing. It's also the easiest kind of climbing to learn improperly. In hindsight, I wish I had started by bouldering, so that I could have broken an ankle and developed a healthy respect for the rock, and potentially have alerted my parents that I needed proper instruction.
The long story:
I started climbing as a teenager 23 years ago by trad climbing. There were not too many other climbers to learn from in suburban Maryland, and bouldering wasn't really a big thing in those days. So my friend Bob and I taught ourselves by reading an outdated, worn copy of FoTH that we got from the library (and we didn't read it closely enough: read on).
On our first climb, I tied in to a static rope with a bowline-on-the-colon and placed (poorly) a few nuts that had been improperly slung by Hudson Trail Outfitters with accessory cord instead of spectra or wire. For our route, we chose and sent a 5.5 at Great Falls, where local knowledge expressly recommends against placing nuts on the lead since the rock doesn't hold pro very well. This, while wearing rigid hiking boots. My partner gave me a sweet hip-belay that may have prevented me from being cut in half by the rope had I taken a fall. He maintained that excellent belay even after I dropped a number 13 stopper directly on to his head while fiddling with it in a flared crack. After reaching the top, I found myself a solid seated belay position and braced myself and hip-belayed my partner to the top, without even slinging the dead tree for an anchor.
In short, we're lucky we survived our first climbing adventure. By all accounts, we made so many life-threatening mistakes that it is only by pure dumb luck that I tell you this story today.
On our second climbing adventure, we visited Ilchester Crag in MD, where a local who was bouldering
took one look at our rack and gear and said, "What the F*CK are you doing? You're going to get yourself killed!"
He snipped the accessory cord off my stoppers, relegated my static rope to top-rope anchor use, gave me a tube-style belay device, and taught us a few things that kept us safe for many years that followed.
It doesn't matter whether you start by bouldering, trad climbing, or sport climbing. Education, Qualified Instruction, and Patience are the most important ingredients to building an adequate skill set. To learn trad climbing, you must have all three traits, and few climbers fit the bill when they start out.
EDIT: This was the route. http://mountainproject.com/v/dark-corner/107508872
. Took me all morning to find it.