Re: new to hookah..
I have become a Social Smoke fan. They have replaced JM's and Starbuzz for me. The taste is a lot better and lasts a lot longer. It does not taste like chemicals at all. I say go for Social Smoke over Starbuzz. No comparison and you will be glad you did.
As for the rest. Nakhla, Al Fakher, Desi Murli (For traditional stuff), Fumari are all excellent choices to try.
Stay away from Tangiers if you are new. Too much of a headache to deal with for new people. The way you have to treat Tangiers is not the way it is supposed to be.
Desi Murli, Salloum, Cleopatra, Nakhla, Afzal
Syrian Glyph, KM Silk Butterfly, KM Carnival, KM Kafe, SS Czar, Mini MYA
2 Large Nammor, Caravan, KM Rainbow, Ba Barkir