Per the universally general question posed by the thread title,
(realizing many readers may stumble upon the thread),
OleCuss's great reply reminded me of something I first thought but hadn't shared yet.
Video Astronomy/EAA can be fairly compared to the analogy :
of how one's experience of the world can be different by owning/using an automobile.
Just like there is a great diversity in types and qualities and (levels of luxury experience) and use-ability
(off-road jeeps, sport cars, economy, mini-vans, RV's, utility trucks, etc.)
So exists the diversity of EAA gear.
Sadly I think the niche-thing has a tenancy to obscure this great range of selection,
because an individual's exposure of EAA often involves exposure to only one option, very different from the auto analogy where the diversity of autos is ubiquitous in most parts of the world.....
I hope this is helpful in that it could be easy to get excited about the paradigm shift the world of EAA brings,
but if you desire off-road performance you won't want to put all your money in a smart car because it's readily available or is quickly affordable.
And if you want a sports car, experience with a clunker might turn you off all together to autos.
I could go on, but I hope this offers some usefulness. The great value-add of the EAA forums and posters is there is a lot of generous people willing to help you "test drive," including the various archives of live broadcast where the gear is demonstrated....