ParkZone - 100% better for you. Wait on the others until you have more airplanes under your belt. It flies better anyway.
There is no such thing as crash-proof.
Flaps don't help much for small lightly loaded models. In fact the weight and complexity they add sometimes makes the plane fly worse! On large heavy fast models they are sometimes almost essential. But the benefit to park fliers is very limited - other than cool factor.
The only "Mod" I did on the ParkZone was to increase throws - but you will be fine for now.