Depending on how you’re looking at things:
First, the Rally, Shutter and Token are all well worth the money spent on them. Tremendous value in all of them.
Not caring about shape or “floaty” I guess is a good thing. I mean, I have preferences too but I’m not afraid to venture out of those. At least this means you have your option open.
For $45, it depends on what you like. I have all three, but I know I’m not alone in that. I also have two more Rally yoyos coming in soon, but you know, that’s just because I’m getting some good deals on them.
Shutter: Not a great grinder but can grind. The Rally is a very good grinder. Keep in mind we’re talking a metal vs. what is essentially a plastic. If you want to do those finger-spin gyro tricks, the Shutter wins it, period. The Token has a center hub in the way, and the small raised portion for the axle system in the rally isn’t suitable for those kind of grinds. The Token really can’t do IRG’s, arm grinds are OK, but finger grinds aren’t so hot but can be done.
If compact is what you want, Token is great. If horizontal is what you need, the Shutter is a bit better over the Rally but not by that much as both shapes are good for that style of play. Where the weight is on the Shutter gives it an edge.
All three could benefit from a better bearing. The Shutter has a YYF Spec bearing, which I have had bad experiences with. So far so good on this one. The Rally uses the One Drop budget 8 ball bearing, which so far is giving me fine performance and I see no need to change. The Token, I’m just not liking the bearing in mine, but perhaps it’s bad or needs another cleaning. I chalk it up to that bearing, not the run.
The choice is yours. Three fine choices. However, the Rally and Shutter have better overall playability, so think more along those lines.