I went with originally a rustler, then a stampede, then a T4, then a B4, then a XXX4G+.
It really depends what you want to do. Do you expect to just bash in the yard and dirt roads or are you going to try your hand at racing? If your only only going to bash the Stampede is a great truck, very durable, and easily repaired. If your going to race don't even bother with the traxxas stuff as it's not going to compete.
If racing is your interest I'll back up the T4 whole heartedly.
Associated FT B4.1; SC10; T4
All tekin RS 17.5; RSPro 10.5; RS 13.5
All Savox 1258TG's (power caps on rx's)
DX3R w/ SR3100's & Gens Ace Batteries
Now, to be able to drive, priceless