+1 to everything MatreCarrefour said. They're not on your list but have you considered one of these guys? http://www.jacksonguitars.com/products/ ... &series=JS
They don't quite have the attitude of the other JS guitars in your list but as a new player you may find the basic strat shape easier to get to grips with. Your call though, if you're set on a pointy shape the Rhoads does it for me every time.
In addition I'd respectfully suggest you steer well clear of any entry level BC Rich guitars; Although their professional models are excellent quality their low end stuff is very ordinary, with sound, playability and build quality well below most other brands in the same price bracket. I played ESP/LTD for years and whilst they are great for the most part the cheapest ones can be a little hit and miss: I've played an LTD M-50 that was a beautiful guitar that I'd be happy to own or even gig with and I've played a EX-50 that was good for firewood and not much else. I wouldn't buy a 50 series LTD without playing it first so if you're shopping online one of those might not be the best idea. I guess what I'm driving at is the the Jacksons would definately be my pick out of the options you mentioned, but this being the Jackson forum I'm sure that comes as no suprise