bahahahahahahahaha you go robo!!
It's hard to go wrong starting out with Italians. In general they are calm and easy to work They are good comb builders. They build up well, go into winter with a large cluster, and don't shut down brood rearing during a few days of bad weather. As predictable as bees ever get, and a great bee to start with.
Carnolians seem a good bee to graduate to. They build up fast, and appear to winter with less stores. It is claimed they work in cooler weather. Along with fast buildup comes greater swarm control efforts. I have no experience with them, but have heard they sometimes shutdown brood rearing a bit soon, or during a few days of bad weather.
Personally, I like a large standing army, ready to fly off and do battle...errr.... gather nectar