I reveived this after my grandfather's Minolta 35mm film camera broke on me while in the Navy. I got this camera with a 35 and 55 mm lenses in 1994 and love it. To this day it serves me well and while I take pictures more often with the Nikon DSLRs I have this one is always in stand by. You will have to learn all about photography to use this camera and it will make the transition to DSLR much easier. There is far less to go wrong and even if the battery goes out for the light meter it will work and you can still shoot worry free.
You will have to learn how to load film, advance film, set film ISO into the camera, and work lens apature rings. The light meter does require a small battery but works well in quickly identifying if you need to "open or close" the apature ring. Focus is easily identified through the viewfinder and the lack of buttons, settings, and icons forces you to focus on what really matters, framing, lighting, and timing.
I have a flash, shutter release cable and it shares mounts on my tripod easily. Its light, tough, and so easy to use that once I am dialed into my area settings I can capture pictures as well as on digital. The use of film will make you rethink how you take pictures as you have only 24 or 36 per roll. I have used digitals to get complex settings and then dialed into the Pentax and the results were far superior.
One note, you must pay attention to film and film processing. Black and white is not too difficult to do yourself if you have the equipment. If not you MUST get high quality film and go to actual labs and not drug stores to get the film processed. This way you can request special features in processing byond the matt or gloss finish and print sizes. I highly recommend this for anyone not satisfied with point and shoots and ready to move up to real photography.