In an attempt to figure out what you like I would suggest driving the hour give or take 10 min. to Halpatiokee park in Stuart right off I-95 and Kanner Hwy 10 mile north of the Palm Beach County line. There you will find South River Outfitters. They rent bikes - 29ers, full suspension, and hard tail - to ride on the trail which is very easy for a new rider. It is flowing single track through the woods (approx. 7miles total), very light technical sections. This way you can get an idea of what you like. I was always very pro hard tail until my first ride on a full suspension a month ago, which I then bought. There are still attributes about a HT that I miss and when I have some extra $ will get another one just to have, but Have found the full suspension much easier on this aging body of mine - only 33 but still a really nice ride, like riding on a cloud. If you are at all interested message me and I'll meet up with you and ride. I live in Jensen Beach and take all my new riding friends there while getting there feet wet. Plus SRO sells off there rental fleet every year (all Specialized) which should be coming up. The bikes are all professionally maintained and qaulity rides. Just some food for thought.