I learned to spin on a Babe wheel, and I thought it was great. If I could afford one now I would get one, but they cost a lot more here in Europe.
The best thing about the wheel was that it was easy to understand what the different parts did. Everything was functional and easy to adjust, so I felt I had a lot of control over the wheel. It never acted funny or did unexpected things to my yarn (like my antique wheel does now). It's true you can't spin really bulky yarn on it, but it didn't have any problems with my first crazy looking (very) thick/ (very) thin attempts at spinning.