As a fellow noob (the Elevator was my first trick just a few months ago), you came to the right place for advice! Everything in this thread is spot on.
Agreeing with @MoonageMin on the problem of collecting too many yoyos (it’s addicting for me as well), but I did enjoy the process of finding one that felt “right.” Enjoying the feel/weight/balance is a thing for me, and now that I have one I like it keeps me coming back to practicing and learning new tricks.
I have also found life easier with a centering bearing. I’ve read some who say it takes away the personality of individual yoyos, but as a total beginner I really appreciate stability (and weight) first and foremost. Highly recommend spending an extra bit on a nice centering bearing if you find it really hard to keep control early on like I did. I love my VTWO but the tilt made it a little tough before swapping the bearing. I’m playing for fun so I found no shame in making things as easy as possible.
For what it’s worth: as much as I enjoy this hobby, learning yoyo tricks is really difficult for me. Even simple ones. It can be maddening sometimes. As great as Andre’s tutorials are, it hurts my brain trying to figure out the order of what happens when. If you relate to this, DON’T GIVE UP. Sometimes walking away from a trick and coming back to it is the answer. It might take days/weeks, but eventually, it just kind of clicks.
Hope you enjoy your first new throw!