I'm no expert because I am a beginner myself. I didn't try different wheels before I bought mine because I didn't spin and figured, how do I know what feels right? By watching others spin, I intuitively liked the rhythm of two feet moving. I thought spinning would be a mind-body experience, and I liked the idea of both my feet moving in rhythm--it is calming. (Plus, I'm not getting any younger and I wanted to distribute the work!) Anyhoo, I bought a Kromski Minstrel
because it has two treadles, would fit in my car easily, and is real pretty to look at. It can be used as a double drive or single drive with the Scotch tension brake. I'm getting some super-pretty spun wool outta her! Good luck. P.S. You might want to rent Spinning Wool--Basics and Beyond
. I just got a copy in the mail and it is chock full of information on the wheel itself.