I started reloading about 3 years ago with a used Lee Pro 1000 (progressive). I soon went out and got a Lee Single-Stage c frame also. I use the progressive to deprime/resize and charge the cases. For priming, I use a hand primer. For bullet seating, I use the single stage. It is the method that I feel best about. If I had to start all over, I would go with the classic turret press. It is single-stage process with fast die changes (or that is my perception of it). Rather than change out each die individually, you change out by caliber. I only reload handgun ammo. I don't really like the progressive loading myself. Seems like too much going on at once for me to pay attention to. That's my 2 cents worth. Good luck.