Not looking for a brand recommendation, only objective guidance.
Is there a general understanding, rule-of-thumb, trick-of-the-trade that matches a certain type of guitar, type and number of pickup to a certain type of music, that you wish to play ?
For example, I've observed that guitarists who play heavy-metal or any of the various forms of metal, use double cut-out guitars whose neck seems very slender and long, but the body is eccentric (X, inverted V, bolt/Z shaped). However, guitarists who play classic rock or blues often seem to prefer the traditional Strat or Les Paul type designs.
Then the type and number of pickups also seems to vary quite widely. Then there's the question of bridge type (floating vs fixed), tremolo arm.
As a newbie, I would prefer to buy an electric guitar, that I do not outgrow too soon. Nor do I have the budget to go buy an original Gibson Les Paul. I'd be sticking to Cort, ESP, Ibanez etc. At the same time, I wouldn't want to buy a guitar that is very hard to play for a learner.
Is there some consensus in guitarist community on the ideal features and traits of a guitar for certain type of music ? My preference of genres is classic-rock, soft-rock, pop and blues.