right now i still think the DM2. the Sr-71 is too unstable imo and the mini motu is too small. others i havent played with long enough or i havent tried. you guys?
EDIT: i recently got a days worth of throwing the new breed, which is probably the most beginner friendly metal rimmed. similar to the dm2. and if the phenomizm is considered metal rimmed, that would acually be my fav!