With such an ambiguous question like that, nothing is recommended. Seriously.
It's synonymous to asking at random, "What car should I get?". Such a question will yield nothing but random opinions on makes and models, most of which may not even pertain to what you're interested in.
I recommend that you give a little more info on what you're looking for and why and who this fictitious "first timer" is (stats, lifting experience, etc. the usual BS).