I started 3d printer a little over a year ago with an anycubic i3 mega (https://www.anycubic.com/products/anycubic-i3-mega) and ziro filament, i get mine from amazon. I did lots researching and found that for my budget and as a desktop/starter printer i couldnt find much better. It produces a good quality print everytime and has been used thoughly without a though of failing, its also extremely accessable. The only thing does
do is produce a bit of noise . As far as software i have not yet delved fully into it however use cura for slicing as it is free and incrdidbly jandy and good. For designing when i do some i use 123design.
The reason i got into printing was my love for technology, engineering and iron man. I had always wanted a suit but could not find the money to buy one, i soon printed my first helmet and went on to discover many other things that it could be used for. I use it for creating parts i need, fun models, and things for projects. My ultimate print goal is to print your mark 3 suit now that i have finished school and have a bit more experince with printing thanks to the many creators and tools available.