I started the hobby with a H. Incei. Not a beginner T because of its speed and skittis nature. But, handle with care and a beginner should have no problems
Our first was a tiny Nhandu chromatus,not really a beginner species,but since it was so tiny,it was ok
My first T was a A Genticulata I brought it a year ago and it's doing great my second was a B smithi and that one died after 4 months no idea why
My first 2 Tarantulas which I bought at the same time were a Gooty Sapphire, and a T. Stirmi, I loved them so much that literally a week later I bought a cobalt blue, and an obt....It's been crazy ever since lol
I started with 2 SAF's, an A genticulata and a L parahybana. 4 dozen tarantulas later and my collection continues to grow.
I started with Bumba cabocla shortly followed by a Tapinaichenius sp Colombia
My first was a pet shop G. porteri. Second adult was an A. chalcodes I ordered 2 months later (along with 4 slings..3 brachys and an LP).
B. Albo shortly followed by a B. Smithi
My first T was a Phlogius Crassipes
I started with two at once. B albopilosum and L parahybana.
My first T was A. seemani.