Honestly, I would start small(er) and progress into your hobby.
Personally, I started with one of those "Kits in a box" that contained -
Primary fermenter (with lid and airlock)
Auto Siphon (life rules with this)
and the basic extract beer kit.
I had to purchase seperately -
Boil kettle (this I would go bigger with initially to accomodate full boils)
Bottles (most kits come with bottlecaps)
I think that midwest has complete kits with EVERYTHING (including bottles and kettle)
Ergo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I am.
Eggo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I waffle.