I certainly appreciate everyone’s input, and I will be looking up the yo-yos that have been suggested.
I really like the way the DV888 plays, and I love the way it feels. I am a bit old school, and I like the somewhat undersized yo-yos. Ten years ago, the yo-yos were the size of the DV888. As the technology has progressed, oversized is the new normal. Anyone older than 20 will probably know what I am talking about.
I am trying to convince my wife to let me go a little higher end, which would mean a Yuuksta, 888, or something similar. I might venture out and try another “normal” sized yo-yo, but I am leaning fairly strong on something a little smaller and “zippy,” but my mind is not totally set.
BTW, I really like the Protostar as well. Great throw!