Don't go spring, it will end up breaking. Get gas or electric (electric tends to be more expensive though).
If you have the cash, go for a full metal gun as well. Take a look around Redwolf Airsoft and see if there is anything you like.
Yea, those were a waste of money. Spring guns are not as accurate and they are not fast. Electric guns are the way to go for rifles and smgs. Gas is the way to go for pistols. If you had looked on ebay...there are combos like an electric M4A1 with a flashlight, laser, m203. It woul probably cost around $80 to $100.
Oh and to all you nubs who are complaining about the red tip...Its there for your won protection. You take that off and you have a chance of getting shot, arrested, or heavily fined. Alot of airsoft fields will not even allow you to play without the tip. Some scenario games might let you, but other than that no. And alot of low end guns are plastic. More of the higher end $300 and up rifles are partly made of metal but also have some plastic material. And yes Tokyo Marui does make some of te best airsoft guns around.