Hello, my name is Frank. I've been looking to get into 3D printing for some time now. Like so many others, when 3D printing machines first came out, they were a bit pricey. I finally went on a purchase one "Alunar m505 Prusa i3 DIY." I went the cheap route just in case I did not like it or I could not design like a pro. I'm drinking milk and my prints are coming out better than I expected to. My recommendation to all 3D printing newbies. Get yourself a roll of filament just for practice. You will go through some filament in the beginning stages.
I'm working on a few things at the moment and it is relaxing watching the 3D printer build your idea right from your mind.