I'd recommend a WSM as the ideal starter smoker for someone looking for low maintenance.
If you like experimenting and process, go with an inexpensive Bandera etc..
Moving to even a Bandera or another offset etc. requires a committment to learning all the adjustments, patience and time to do it all when tending. If you just want to get the food done right, with no scratching of your head, then go WSM.
Lonestar 24" Vertical offset w/ Insulated Firebox & Performer Platinum
Former owner: Jambo Backyard, Klose BYC, Med. Spicewine, Pitts & Spitts, XL & (2) Med. BGE's, 22" WSM & (2) 18" WSM's, 18" & 22" Weber Kettles