Fred Bear makes some nice entry level bows. The mission by Matthews is also a nice entry level bow.
As everybody else says, find a bow that fits you and feels good, shoot multiple bows. You'll find one you like better than the others. A good pro shopt will get you set up with your drawlength and everything else.
I also wouldn't be afraid of used bows. Most of them are well taken care of and you can great value from a used one. However, if you do go used, I would keep it withing the last 5 years, technology continues to rapidly advance in bows.
As others have mentioned, the term for beginners is "forgining". You want a bow that is forgiving and will accomodate you while you get comfortable learning to shoot, and finding your correct form.
Once you do buy it, the best advice is practice, practice, and more practice. I bet most of the people on here have already been shooting their bow for the upcoming season.
Don't fear change, take it head on and embrace it.