I suppose that information wasn't very helpful or relative as to what you were asking, you can however take the cheaper side of airsoft. In paintball if you don't spend the money on your gun and hopper and what have you, you are seriously out gunned and out matched to those with bigger wallets. With airsoft you have the option to go cheaper, yet still able to have the same accuracy and range as most high end guns.
But as stated earlier in the thread, use the 'search' feature, browse through old threads, there are a lot of good sites with lots of information to go through.
Not many people will admit it, but chairsofting is a big part of airsoft.