I started on 3D printing by ordering a BuildOne. It's still on order. Actually, two on order. I guess I went double or nothing.
So I bought a 'used' Anet E10. That was my first actual printer. I've spent a lot of time fixing it. I fixed and then replaced the heated bed, I changed the carriage/extruder to use the HEVO mount with a custom carriage that adapts to it. I'm still working on the carriage to make it fit just right; my current one is too high, so I have trouble adjusting it against the bed. And about every other time I modify it I have to make a new Z stop. But it's a PITA in other ways- I can't get the X/Z arm to be level. Sigh.
I recently decided to step up and order a Prusa. I'm tired of fussing with bed leveling, and the 'crash detection' will be nice, among other things. Those are backordered, but mine was slated to ship in early/mid July. I emailed them a week or so ago and asked 'em to change from the powdercoated bed to the PEI bed. I'll just pay for the powdercoated one later, since they seem to be having lots of production issues with them.
So last night I bought a Monoprice Mini Delta. It's pretty much the only 'basic' printer that has the features I can't live without: bed level sensor, heated bed. I figured it'd be good for helping me print parts for my E10 until the Prusa comes.
Aaaand about an hour later I got an email saying my Prusa shipped. Monoprice doesn't really cancel orders, so I guess I'll have about 2.1 working printers very soon.
Just wanted to share.