Within this hallowed cyberspace, there is about 100 threads per item you can search. Start there.
That's exactly the problem. I've already searched for almost all of those things individually, I'm looking for someone to compare them from a more experienced standpoint. I don't want to waste my time digging deep into one thing to find out that it's past my level, hence why I need someone to tell me which things I should consider tackling first.