A2: A bit longer... The Pioneer kits have got a lot of additional hardware on the board, so some functions of the PSoC are already hard-wired to board internals. But the Pioneer kits are very good for learning and understanding PSoCs. There are a series of "Prototype Kits" which (except for an LED and a switch) have fewer hard-wired pins and will better fit any project. A debugging feature is already included.
Creator offers a check which devices are able to support the project (A tip: See device selector. Reduce the number of devices to ~20, takes a long time)