I'm planning on a Spektrum DX6 relatively soon. As far as planes go, after looking around a bit more, I'm actually starting to think that the EasyStar may be too big for the local parks.
To tell the truth, I'm sort of leaning WAY in the other direction at the moment - towards a GWS Pico Tiger Moth. Not that this is necessarily indicative of anything, but that's the plane I've had the best luck with in FMS. Not very exciting, admittedly, but pretty darned simple.
The Cessna 182 is still high up on the list, but I think it's going to be plane #2.