I started out now 21 years ago reloading 38 special and 30-30 winchester with a lead loader kit. I still have the 38 special unit. I used it so much that the chrome came off the dies years ago. I keep it around because of sentimental value, but:
It works! and it works well!
It is simple to use and fun.
I always tell poeple to start with one because it is cheap, simple and you understand the details of what you are doing quickly.