It’s a great yoyo, worthy of purchase and enjoyment. I played one at CalStates and really liked it.
I however won’t be buying one. I like things to be “single brand”. The Summit straddles two brands: One Drop and CLYW, both being brands I like a lot. It seems then that a collab of these two brands would be perfect for me. Yet, it’s not going to happen for me.
As far as my recommending it, I certainly would. But, the OP said “CLYW”, not collab.
Let’s take the CLYW/OD issue out of the equation and let the yoyo stand on its own merits.
The Summit is an excellent yoyo, period. I have no problems recommending this yoyo to just about anyone.
For a first CLYW and/or OD, it’s excellent. For a second, third, whatever, it’s still excellent. For a first metal, it’s excellent. For another metal, it’s excellent. The only way it wouldn’t be excellent is if you end up not liking it. The same risk with the Summit is the same risk with any yoyo: what will your preferences tell you about this after you get it?
Oh man, I don’t care for the Wooly Marmot that much. The Summit, in my experience and impression, is a far better performer.