YYJ offers many models that come with two bearings, one for responsive play(pre-installed) and one for unresponsive play(the YYJ Speed Bearing, a full sized C bearing). The DM2 is a personal favorite of mine. Buying a yoyo like this with the two bearings let you go from responsive to unresponsive and back and forth with a simple bearing change. This makes it 2 throws in one.
The Pro-Z, which is in fact two throws in one, definitely is in the category of “some assembly required”. Fun, cheap, easy to use, it’s very responsive in modified or wide mode. I find putting a better bearing in it helps make it less responsive as well as using a pair of brass Duncan spacers to open up that gap a bit more. I find in modified mode, it’s more than enough responsive to work for me. I bought all 4 colors, I keep 2 wing-shaped and 2 modified shape intentionally. $32 gets you 8 possible yoyos(4 throws, each of which can be configured one of 2 ways)
Seriously though, the requirements of looping play is extremely different than string trick play and it’s best to buy the proper yoyo for the job. The ProZ ain’t great at either, but it’s not bad at either style. I’d say either figure out a master plan of where you think you want to go with this, then follow that path. I’ve learned a lot in the past year. I intend to be able to do stuff in all 5 major styles. I can do 1A, and a tiny bit of 4A and 5A. Looping isn’t possible for me yet, and 3A, I don’t even want to try it right now.