I currently have a cr10s and a ender 3 pro. These 2 printers have been great from the start and pretty easy to use, the only pain is the manual bed leveling process. I mainly use cura and a little mesh mixer to cut parts to fit. Just wish cura was a bit quicker to load. I've tried a few different filaments but find 3dfilaprint to be a good balance between price and quality.
I've made a few things since I started but I find swords and stuff to be the most satisfying to make, still not got round to painting my projects yet but will one day.