My favorite woodsball setup hands down is an enmey with a 13/3k and a sandchez stickfeed
That's a really good point, now that I think about it. Take a "standard" speedball loadout: Motorized hopper, electronic gun, 68/45 tank, and a harness full of pods. You can force yourself to save money and learn/adopt trigger control to some degree by replacing any of those components. And you don't even have to spend a dime. All you really need to do is leave the pack behind. Hopper ball with any setup will turn you into a paint-miser pretty quickly. (Not to dissuade you from playing pump. For me, pump makes everything good about paintball better. Just saying you don't *have* to play pump to save money.)
Not to discredit any people locally to you or me, but personally I take in whatever advice people at my fields give me in little regard, and recommend you'd do the same. Or at least come back to the internet where the knowledge has been constantly peer reviewed and confirmed or disproven so you get your facts straight.
Here's what's great about walking up to a guy at your local field and asking about his marker (or whatever.) #1: He has experience with the gear. I'd love to know the percentage of opinions posted on this forum that are based on exactly zero playing experience with a particular piece of equipment. Half the time, I wonder if they've ever even held the item in question. #2: You know that he actually plays paintball. Again, how many people giving internet paintball advice don't actually play (much) paintball? I bet it's more than you think. Also, you probably have some idea about what kind of a player he is. That's relevant. #3: You can tell how old he is. Not to downgrade the youth here or anywhere, but I take advice from a grownup with a full time job more seriously than advice from a kid spending his folks' money. An adult's free time and disposable income are more valuable to him, so his decisions will be informed accordingly. Also, the older he is, the more experience he'll likely have with other products in the same category. I'm an old guy, so yeah, I'm biased. #4: There's a better than decent chance that the guy at the field will say "You want to try it out next game?" Ten minutes spent playing with a particular piece of gear is worth 100 posts on a forum.
I realize it's ironic for a guy on an internet forum to be arguing against the relative value of advice from guys on internet forums, but paintball happens in the real world, not the internet. Consider any advice accordingly.
If I were just starting out, I'd look very seriously at the Gog eNMEy. Yeah, it's a mech. It's reasonably fast, but no, it won't shoot as fast as any of the electros people are recommending. But it's cheap, it's dependable, it's waterproof, it's light, and it doesn't come with any of the headaches that come along with batteries, motors, boards, solenoids, eyes, and the like. If you eventually move on to electros or pumps or whatever, it will make a great backup or loaner, and if you want to sell it, you'll get most if not all of your money back. The other great thing about mechs is that when the open/electro turnout at your field sucks, you can usually play with the renters and walkons with no drama.