I don’t know what you’ve learned in the two weeks but I figure I’ll throw in my two cents. When you say top grade I’m assuming you mean you mean things like durability, ability to perform, the yoyo’s ability to grow with you, basically something that you won’t need to upgrade from in a few weeks or month or even years. I’m gonna list off some yoyo’s and they should do everything I’ve described.
The 15 dollar YoYoJams that have been mentioned before are what a lot of people start off with, ask around, they’re good. They last a long time not only because you can beat them to hell and they’ll still perform but also because with a few upgrades I doubt there’s a trick that can’t be done with them (this depends on the player though). Out of the box they’re great because not only can they sleep at the end of the string for long enough but they’re also tug responsive meaning it’ll come back to your hand. This won’t last forever though because the bearing gets worn in meaning it’ll start spinning for longer, which is good for advanced tricks, but not necessarily what you need when you’re starting out. So I’d recommend buying some thick lube to add to your bearing making it spin a bit slower allowing the string to catch and come back to your hand again. The two I’d recommend are either the Lyn Fury or the Kickside.
The Lyn Fury is what I started out with, I thought it was great and I still do. It’s got whats called a double o-ring response meaning in order for the string to catch and wrap around the bearing their are two little rubber rings (that can easily be replaced if need be) on each half of the yoyo. The kickside has got an o-ring/starburst “hybrid” response where on one side you’ve got a rubber ring, and on the other are raised lines molded into the plastic also causing the string to catch and wrap around the bearing.
There are also the 40 dollar YoYoJams (one of which was the Dark Magic) and these are great as well. What makes them special is that for the most part they are plastic but they’ve got metal rims making them stable and spin longer. Although out of the box they are aimed for a more advanced level of tricks the thick lube mentioned earlier will make them tug responsive which is better for learning. Other yoyos that fall into this category that you’ll probably hear plenty about are the X-convict, Hitman, and the newer releases including the New Breed and Atmosphere.
Another yoyo that has been rightly mentioned earlier was the Velocity. You mentioned that you were eyeing the Adjust-O-Matic which made alot of sense because it sports an adjustable dial, but it also costs 80 dollars and is a full metal which if you’re willing to spend on your first throw I think is great, but personally I wouldn’t. This is where the Velocity comes in, it’s fully plastic but it’s got the same dial and it can be adjusted from a tug response to unresponsive or anywhere in between by turning the dials. Out of what I’ve recommended this yoyo requires the least effort in terms of adapting it to your skill level. That does not mean that the other’s can’t or that they aren’t as good but if you’re a lazy person who doesn’t feel like learning how to clean/lube/silicone a bearing or yoyo this will simplify that for you.
If you want anymore help from me feel free to shoot me a PM.