exotic pairs are distinguished by the lack of high liquidity and this thing actually makes them hard to trading. I firstly traded exotic pairs when I had already have a 6 months experience in trading because I understand that high liquidity market is more preferable to me. Yeah, one can state that low liquidity means less volatility and it's true, but I got used to earn money on the volatile market that's why I am not interested in exotic pairs. Try something like gbp/mxn, I guess nowadays it's quite a fascinating currency pair. Try to combine the currencies based on the situation in the region, latin america for example these days is developing.
Let's sort it out. Exotic currency pairs are two economies that are still difficult to call developed. So, it is a lack of stability (if we are talking about technical analysis). It may be suitable for fundamental trading (but again, you have to wait for the moment and follow the situation very carefully).
It is difficult to give specific advice on such matters. It is not, after all, a general recommendation.) So maybe you should listen to the majority opinion - use basic or cross pairs, and try exotics on demo for now and draw conclusions. Maybe with time you will give up the idea altogether.