Wow, I must have the same tastes.
I have a DM2. Love it. I like the shape, the feel, the weight, the size. Of course, first real yoyo, so I may be biased. Bought a LOT of stuff recently. Love it all. Full sized, undersized, some oversized. Metals, plastics, bi-metals, delrin, celcon, expensive, cheap, new, used.
Among some of my favorites is the YYJ Speeder 2, One Drop Code 1 and 54, CLYW Gnarwal and BVM. Plenty of others in that list too, but I’m thinking along the lines of what this poster is after.
Of what I throw the most OF the new batch, and which has the most potential to “unseat” the DM2 as my go-to yoyo of choice is the Code 1, although the Speeder 2 is up there too. But, even so, the hands down winner is the Code 1. I just got the VM4 lube, added a drop to the 10-ball bearing and that thing turned dead silent! But I digress. I also like the 54, but, I am obviously preferring a larger yoyo. However, there’s honestly no telling what yoyo I’m going to carry with me on any given day. It could just as easily be a WHIP or a Freakhead(the new Duncan FreeHand 2’s with scary graphics…) or who knows what.
You like the 54. It’s a great yoyo. I like it. I like the Code 1 better.