"a great learning experience"
And there you go.
I've been going for fifteen years, and I look more the fool now then when I started.
Dillon XL650, roller handle and case-feeder option. Also add the powder-check station (bolt it very firmly to your bench at a height you can sit).
Remember that fancy gear is not required; nothing fancy is required.
Remember that you can compete shooting in a competitive fashion, or in a tactical fashion.
Remember that safety is first, and mandatory.
Remember that your safety, gun-handling, and shooting skills WILL BE enhanced, moreso if you keep an open mind, and are willing to test new things for yourself, sometimes far from your personal comfort zone.
And remember to have fun.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"