depends a lot on who you're playing with, what type of game it's gonna be, what you're interested in playing, etc.
generally though i'd say there's nothing wrong with making a cliche/generic character as long as it's fun to play.
it's also very important to note that martial classes have pretty same-y gameplay where combat is likely to end up doing the same thing every turn, but classes with magic tend to be really dense and confusing for new players. if you want something between the two i'd recommend something like ranger, warlock, or bard>>7548628
you didn't even ask if if i wanted to play this weekend