Find a printer with a good base group. I got lucky-unlucky-lucky with my first printer.
The community is awesome, and has helped alot, Though my printer is not commonly known.
Also find out why your getting into this. Is it to be a tool to make parts with, prototype, toys, or just a curiosity? For me it was a curiosity, and it’s been alot of fun.
If I could go back, i’m not really sure what i would ahve done differently. I did want an ender 3 off the bat, but i’m glad i didnt beacuse ive had to learn with what ive got. Luckily ender 3 mods mostly work with my printer too :D. I also wanted a Prusa (at the time i didnt know about the mini) the thing is it is a great machien, but it’s a bit pricey. Having the few hickups ive had with mine has made me more confident getting any other printer to work… most other printers… dont buy a Silhouette Alta as your first printer.
I guess the only thing i do regret is not having a print bed big enough to print a helmet in one piece. It’s not the end of the world, and i’m happy with the size of my printer otherwise. It’s not like ive ever really maxed out my buildspace anyway so smaller can be better.