Hm, this will be tough, and my opinion atm ephemeral, but ill play.
Best all-around: Luftverk Acadia. Simply put, my best performing yoyo. Does all the tricks I know in the most forgiving way. It can’t do fingerspins, but neither can I (yet, since I havent practiced them).
Best feeling/playing: Impossible to answer without a top 10 (or more). I can’t answer with Daytripper/ Ti-Sunbird/ MCMO/ Ti-Vayder/ Gravity/ Loop 720/ KNack/ etc. This is why I own ‘several’ yoyos, lol
Favorite(even if it isn’t the best feeling/playing): General-yo 5 Star. Just love the the slightly undersized fun this yoyo is to play. The Hatrick might take the throne after finally getting one though.
Best for beginners: I agree with consensus on this one, Recess First Base. An honest and well playing responsive yoyo is great for any beginner. Wait until you have basics down before going unresponsive, and the First Base is probably the easiest responsive yoyo ive ever played that can bridge the gap.
Best mini: I like my Sengoku Masamini v2 for the novelty, but honestly this category probably doesn’t have a good “best”.
Best bimetal: Yoyofriends - Peregrine. Just edges out the Batsquatch imo because it is a full performance package that seems to fully utilize bi-metal design to get that extra performance out of it. Im more of a monometal guy, but this yoyo slays.
Best plastic: Loop 720. Imo plastic is ideal for looping yoyos, and this is my favorite. Plastic unresponsives are meant to be beat or given to kids to learn. This yoyo otoh is not (the brat can pry it from my cold dead fingers if he wants it).
Best Fixed Axle: Spinworthy KNack. My go to for performance and feel, not to say I don’t like the rest. I prefer the Beech version for 0A.
Best Organic: All