I really don't know anything about airsoft and I only have experience with cheap pump-action pistols and short shotgun looking guns, but looking forward to get into airsoft. I play paintball but paintballs are expensive and I will like to have the airsoft option. Also, I don't know what does the law of my area says about airsoft (I live in Guadalajara, JAL. Mexico) but I don't think there should be any problem, since I have mil-sim looking paintball markers.
1. Price Range
Probably $200-$250 but I will like to keep it cheaper than that for starters. If I really get into the sport I'll like to go expensive. It's okay if you show me a $300 gun.
2. Play Style
3. Play Area
Wooded area, sometimes abandoned house.
4. Style Preference
AK styles are my favorite styles, better if it is AEK-971 or AK-102. I also like xM8, SCAR (either L or H is good) or ACR.
Also, are there different bb's calibers? because I think I have seen at least two different calibers (2mm and 6mm I think, and I think I can only buy form the 2mm).