I started reloading a little over 3 years ago. I traded brass for a Lee Beech Lock Challenger kit. I upgraded soon after with a digital scale. I started with plated, and cast bullets. Knowing what I know now. I would have skipped buying the cast bullets, and bought molds, and a ladle to start casting then.
As far as the process itself is involved I would have skipped cleaning primer pockets in pistol brass.
If I had it to do all over again I would save, and buy a Classic Turret Kit, with the Pro Auto Disc. I will some day buy one, when the money does not end up buying more components, or a new gun.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.