While I do have limited experience, but given I am also a beginner that came back to yoyo after over a decade away (was still a beginner back then, even more so) maybe my thoughts might be helpful.
I can second @zslane & @Smothers_Tim’s recommendation of Dove.
I have better throws that I do use, but I keep using the Dove a lot.
It does everything that, well almost any yoyo can for that matter, but the Dove does everything that I can do on say a VTWO with minimal handicap.
I see it as a plastic version of a premium yoyo and it really is that good. If I told you it was metal, you would have been happy with it.
Also it is Delrin and not just normal plastic!
If you are looking for a responsive yoyo, I am also loving the ThrowRev Neo, also in Delrin. (Also Neo can be set up to play both responsive and unresponsive, but you need to buy a spare size C bearing for it to play unresponsive)