Before the flames start...
I strongly suggest that you go check out your local scene even before you start collecting kit. Find someone local to you on the forums. You met an AVer so that should be where you ask. See if you can go out to a game and meet the people. See what they're rocking for kit.
To be blunt; going out and MEETING local airsoft players is far more efficient and accurate to your purposes.
Age Verifier - Lower Vancouver Island
Brotherhood of Nod - Nod Prime || Vancouver Island Airsoft League - President