Hi @Ronidog, welcome to GADC. Very good to have you with us and pleased to hear we have another Tello owner in the club,
As my esteemed colleague @PingSpike has already told you, I have a Tello but also a Mavic Pro and Spark as well. I bought the Tello after the former two because, as you said, there is quite a learning curve associated with them IF you want to get the best out of them image-wise. The Tello is just such a simple little drone that it is the perfect antidote to its larger siblings and is incredibly fun to fly if you have only used bigger drones. It delivers some impressive still photos and a passable, but lo-res, video stream.
However, would I buy one as a starter? Probably not. It (currently) has too many limitations and won’t give that great flying experience you get from larger models. If you’re looking for something that is not too complicated and delivers great still and video images I’d recommend the DJI Spark. A quick trawl around YouTube will find lots of videos from people who, even after a year of flying it, still highly rate the Spark.
I’m not saying don’t buy a Tello. If you’ve got the spare dosh and want something that you can throw around and lose/crash without causing you too much anguish, go for it.
Feel free to ask if you have any Tello-related questions.