Just go see for yourself. Everyone has different opinions on what works best, just go meet other players and see their stuff in person.
You'll hear all sorts of "This hasn't broken in 5 years" and "I broke mine in 200 shots" for both AEGs and Gas. See in person, settle on one after reading lots and lots then decide.
Especially if you've never owned one. Instead of buying a few, settle on one really good one. You'll avoid most of the headaches new players (and some old) experience.
Edit: Either system can be a few hundred or go up to several thousand. Price is irrelevant if it doesn't work for you.
Last edited by GSK88; April 3rd, 2012 at 23:41..