Yes, you will have plenty of company if you use a traditional Langstroth hive. And for a beginning beekeeper, that is probably the best place to start. But if you like to try things that are a bit off the beaten path, check out Warré beehives. This style of hive is supposed to mimic the bees' natural environment - a hollow cavity in a tree - more closely than commercial-style beekeeping equipment. And the management is very hands-off. That can be a relief for some, but for others, it can be too unnerving not to be able to open up the hive and thoroughly inspect each frame.
Read more about Warré hives and see if they are right for you. You can always experiment by adding a Warré hive to your beekeeping colonies next year. Compare and contrast and see what you think!