I've been mulling over the home brew alternative for a few years now, but I've finally moved into a house with enough space for the equipment and I'm ready to get started. I have a great finished basement with a beautiful bar already installed that I'm going to convert to a wetbar (little plumbing necessary). I am also planning on coverting a small fridge (under the bar) to a keggerator with a tower, so I'm wanting to go straight to kegging. I'd also, someday, like to get to all grain brewing, but realize that I'll need to master the basics first so I'll start with an extract kit.
Anyway, I've got about $600 to blow and want a fairly high-end, full brewing and kegging starter kit. I've seen a ton of kits out there, but I can't seem to find the perfect one. Any recommendations on a starter kit and other equipment that a newb with a serious drive to brew can't live without?
Suggestions are greatly appreciated! I'll make sure to post pictures as I pull the operation together.