My view of the Banshee family of yoyos is colored by my preference for lighter rather than heavier yoyos. That’s why, if we’re just talking about G2 throws, I prefer the OG Banshee to the Banshee '18 or Banshee AL7, and I prefer the Elite to the Banshee SS. All the Banshees are fantastic yoyos, so it really comes down to minutiae; tiny factors that matter to each individual differently. Do you (yet) know which of these tiny factors mean the most to you, and to what degree? I certainly didn’t when I was getting into all of this last year.
So while I think everyone should have at least one Banshee in their collection at some point, when it comes to bi-metals to start out with, I steer people towards yoyos that have all the usual bi-metal benefits (spin time and stability) while also feeling light in play and easy on the wallet. It is in this respect that, IMO, yoyos like the Dominator and Grasshopper GTX beat nearly everything else out there.