It depends on what you want to spend.
The YoYoFactory Fast 201 and Velocity allow you to change the gap through twisting or a dial. Great for noobs, but you’re a little bit past there. The Speed Dial is $20 if you get a B-stock, and is metal with plastic rims, but again, you’re past this. Normally the Speed Dial sells for around $40.
The Kickside, Speed Maker and Lyn Fury can easily be “upgraded” with several simple “DIY” mods that require little skill or tools, such as siliconing and/or cleaning the bearing out. At under $20 each, a good way to start.
The YYF ONE is a great starter with the 2-bearing package. The slim bearing gets you started, the thicker bearing gets you to advanced. It’s a bit light though. The surface on the newer 2012 model is great for learning grinds.
If you’re willing to spend a bit more, the YoYoJam Legacy II uses the same concept as the one: 2 bearings: slim for responsive play, a full sized bearing for unresponsive modern play. At $25 or so, it’s what I recommend. Similarly is the $27 Chaser, which does the same thing but in a different shape and a lot heavier, which you may like.
If you’re willing to spend more, there’s plenty in the range of the Dark Magic II, including the Dark Magic II, which I also personally recommend and is a personal favorite of mine at least.
There’s great stuff under $20 for unresponsive play, including the Starbrite, PSG and Asteroid. Even the YYF Whip at $10 is a decent throw, but like the ONE, is too light for my preferences.
Don’t forget many of the throws I’ve mentioned already include 2 bearings, so without spending more, you’re already able to upgrade with the included full-sized bearings.
Some good plastics to also consider when you get to unresponsive play are the Protostar, Northstar and even the DieNasty. Once you do get to unresponsive play, you may also wish to explore metals.
In the meantime, find something decent you can live with for a bit and then settle down and learn your fundamentals. The Legacy II I find is ideal for this. Get your act down a bit, then you can swap out the bearing and learn unresponsive play.
Then again, the ProZ can be set up to be unresponsive. I did that to one of mine and I really enjoy it. It’s not a go-to item, but it sure is a lot of fun just the same!