Fat Shark, the de facto name in drone-video goggles, is moving into the drone game proper with the 101 "drone training system." As the name suggests, the 101 is a quadcopter with new pilots in mind. There are many options at the entry level -- Parrot has plenty -- but these tend to be aimed at casual users. The 101 targets those who might eventually want to move on to something more serious but aren't ready to invest in a full kit yet. Or maybe this will appeal to those who are curious about first-person view flying (FPV) but don't know where to start. Basically, you start here.
The proposition is simple: The 101 comes with everything you need. That means the mini quad itself, the radio controller, the all-important FPV goggles and batteries, cables, aerials, and so on. Typically, you'd buy all of these separately, pair them up and hope for the best. Fat Shark isn't the first to take such a frictionless approach, but it's one of the most straightforward and comprehensive implementations I've seen. At $250, it's also pretty affordable compared to buying everything individually. Added into the bargain is the fact that if you decide to move on to a new quad, you won't need to repurchase some of the gear (like you would if you started with Parrot).
As someone who's spent time trawling forums and hobby stores looking for a relatively simple (but not toyish) drone that I can cut my teeth on (and use for FPV flying) the standout benefit here is the balance between the simplicity (the radio has very few buttons, and there's no binding the controller and the drone) and the authentic drone-piloting experience.