I kinda new myself,having been out of the hobby for 7-8 years (just getting back into it),SC trucks didn't exist when I got out,but looking around the hobby (both online and in person) it looks like a good entry/re-entry point.
After doing lots of looking around the RC web,talking to an old friend at my long-time LHS (not so local now,but they've always been good to me,I'm loyal),for under $200 (he quoted me $165 + tax,since I'm buying 3*,but they're $180-190 EVERYwhere) it's hard to beat the EXC Torment. They come completely ready to run (even have transmitter batteries,one 1800maH stick pack and a quick charger),well built and are reasonably competetive at a club level out of the box. hope to be picking one up Staurday,and if a few things I hav on eBay sell,2 more in the next few weeks. I'll let you know my thoughts on it whn I get one here.
Don't have a link,just Google "Where can I buy an ECX Torment",that worked well for me
*2 kids who want in too