Prusa printers has a great reputation at being high performance and beginner friendly. Mostly, you are paying extra for the extra thought, testing, tuning and instructions that they can do.
Some people have told me, “I have a prusa clone and it sucks” but when you dig in, they are talking about a prusa i3 style printer, like the anets. Yes, those are cheap kits that have cut every corner and need a lot of work to get started.
The BIQU printers seem like an interesting combination of cheap parts, but good features. If a big community gets together around them and starts working out the tuning, they will be a great buy. Teaching tech seems to like them.
Pretty much any printer you can buy now is better than an average printer 5 years ago. So there really aren’t any losing choices. They all need some work sometimes.