To save your toenails I'd suggest the Thunderbolt. See attached.
Otherwise, budget first (new/used?), type/place of use second, styling etc after.
There are many many makes and even more options. Don't think you are an expert and listen to lots of comments. I bought my first rib (for 20 years) in April, and listened to some advice but not other. The truth is, for your first boat expect to have it for 1-2 seasons then swap when you know what works for you, so the most important element is ease of resale at a reasonable price.
Things I got right
- different seating, not everone want to sit on a pod for an afternoon, but the are great for the driver +1
- A frame, strong enough to tow a skier / wakeboarder from is a big plus
- if second hand, few instruments - make your own mind up on these, some require a magnifying glass to read, others are so full of features you send half the time fiddling and not enjoying the ride
- hull deep V
- many similar boats around
Things I got wrong
- should have a central throttle not on the outside (if you had side by side front seats so you can do the throttle if you have inexperieinced driver)
- make sure the A frame is wired for what you want, or is easily accessed for cables for VHF!
- need a small console cover if you leave the boat on the water
- no water ski locker to keep them safe!!