I've never been into helis, but wanted to see what quads were like, so I got myself a v929 (BNF) from Banggood for around $35 delivered. I reckon they're a great little quad for learning the ropes on. I've crashed mine a million times and never even broken a prop. They're also a good balance between aerobatic and stable, so your good flying will be rewarded and your bad flying will get you lots of leaf flutters or crashes.
EDIT: Oh, and of course they're super cheap, so learning to fly on one is a much better option than investing lots of money in a multirotor only to seriously damage it or find you don't like flying them.