Hybrid response can be annoying until it wears in, but all response systems have quirks. The hybrid response is helpful while you learn to bind better for complete unresponsive play. So the dark magic isn’t a bad first serious throw. It’ll grow with you.
I skipped it and went from speedmaker (hybrid) to protostar (recessed silicon and super unresponsive). The protostar was not a good idea. Even with thick lube in it, it was super unresponsive till the pads wore in. I couldn’t get the damn thing to wind up. No fun when you’re learning.
Don’t get a protostar for learning unless you’re getting thick lube, thick strings, and possibly sticking in your own silicon or extra grip for the response (which makes it more expensive than other yoyos that are better to learn on to start with).
Most of the yoyojam yoyos start out slightly responsive and can be made unresponsive as you get more adept. I’m sure the dark magic would be a fine choice (and the starburst zipper sound is a good cue for when you’ve got string friction or a bind is taking). If you’re afraid you’ll hate the starburst-oring style, go for a double oring. Oring yoyos give you more options for tweaking response down the track. A more important feature of the yoyojams for learners is their adjustable gap means you can tune the response easily (without performing serious engineering.)
If you don’t think you’ll hate the starburst response, try a yoyofactory velocity or speed dial. Completely different approach but the same idea - easy to change between responsive and unresponsive.
Any of those mentioned in the chats above will get you over the hurdle, and by the time you’ve mastered it and want to get your next yoyo, you’ll know more what you like. Your first yoyo is like your first car… you’ll love it no matter what.