Been vaping for well over three and a half years now. I've always been surprised by how easy it was for me to go from cigs to vaping. They say that you NEED to want to quit to stop...... I didn't !!
Several months after that whole government rethink about where you can smoke came in, work caught me smoking in my company van and told me to stop it. I pointed out that as there's never any passengers in the van, Plus, I'm the only person who drives this one, The "Public space" rule didn't apply. They pointed out that the van was company property and they can choose to make any damn rules they wanted, And if I sparked up in it again I was out (I hate it when an employer pulls that "I'm the boss" trump card, It doesn't feel like they're playing the game properly. :) ).
So, I only started vaping as a way to get around their draconian no smoking rule, But I found that I actually enjoyed it more than cigs.
In the start I decided to spend ALL the money I'd have wasted in cigs to get vaping related stuff. I was constantly waiting for postie to arrive with my new toys from America, Germany, Italy or Hong Kong, But after about 9 months of this (And somewhere around the low £3k mark) I found there wasn't any new attys, Mods, Wick, Wire or DIY juice supplies I wanted or needed to get.
Today, If I was still smoking, My 30 a day habit would have still cost me a little under £10k more than all the vaping related stuff I've bought (Which incidentally has a significantly higher resale value than the bucket loads of ash and dog ends I'd only have to show for it if I hadn't quit. :) ), But for that money, I've got a fair bit of genuine kit (Plus a bucket load of FastTech clone stuff), About 6 litres of 72mg nic stashed in the freezer (A little insurance in case the TPD doesn't get overturned) and enough concentrates on ice to start a small shop.......But surprisingly these days I can't be bothered with all the faff. I've reverted to pretty much only vaping my 11mg DIY menthol mix, Using an eVic mini and a b4stard rebuildable atty I put together using bit's of Kayfun 4, Kayfun Mini V3 Plus (A wider tanked clone version of a KFM v3) and the glass from a Kanger subtank. It gives me the draw I want and enough juice capasity so that I don't need to refill it during the day.
I've near as damn it gone full circle and strangely found that a semi starter kit suits my style of vaping best.