Since you have an allround kite now, the bandit, do not expect a mega kite behaviour change if you keep in the allround category.
I would first try to think if you want to go into a specific kite discipline e.g. wave / freeride / freestyle /allround / wake
Do note that not all off those are suited for beginners (especially looking at wakestyle / c-kites type of kites)
If you still do not know or have no preference keeping an allround type kite might be best.
(Pretty much all kites are some sort of hybrid these days but they might be leaning more to C type or Bow kites in their behaviour)
Regarding gusts / windrange: pure freeride type of kites handle those best (Think Rebel / Core XR series )
However all kites have trade-offs so those freeride kites are worse at e.g. wave riding, foiling or unhooked tricks.
If you test out kites make sure you compare similar line lengths and checkout the different settings on the kites.
Usually you have 1 or 2 points where you can change the the feeling of the kite e.g. bar pressure and turning speed.
Lucky for you it is the right season to look for gear since most brands just launched new models.
I just bought some Core XR5s at a nice discount
Generally speaking direct feel and handling gusts are sort of opposing forces.
The more direct the kite feel the more you feel the gusts.