I started with (and am still using cause I'm a noob) a Brewers Best basic kit, its ok, has what you need, but I have been spending about $20 a week on new parts and things i could use for homebrew. At this point, if you think its something your going to love, at least get a kit with some sort of carboy cause if nothing else, you get to watch your beer ferment...
Take a look around and see where your LHBS is. They most likely have a kit that would suit your needs as a beginning brewer and if not, they can probably help put one together for you. I know its a bit of a trip but my friend raves about the Homebrew Shop in St Charles.
Primary #1+Auxiliary: Burning River Pale Ale clone
Primary #2: empty
Primary #3: EdWorts Apfelwein #4
Conditioning/Drinking:Brewers Best Belgian Tripel, Apfelwein #3, EdWorts Apfelwein #2, Cranapple Wine, Routers Share Network Closet Strong Scotch Ale, McCormack's Old Malt Oatmeal Stout