I brought myself a small workshop 3D printer to find out what all the fuss was about, and got sucked in. 'Daisy' is a Renkforce RF100, and has proved a very good purchase. Super reliable, fast, prints very accurately and can handle flex filaments. I've done some simple upgrades to add a part-cooler fan and a heated bed, and the Firmware has had some love. The only real downside is a small print volume.
Having got the bug I wanted something that could print on a grander scale, and fast. The end result is 'Sunflower', a 630x280mm delta printer based on a K280 printer kit from China, and a Duet3D 32bit advanced controller card from the UK.
The K280 has proved to be a good basis for this machine, I initially built the kit as supplied, but have been very busy upgrading since then, there are too many things to list, but I am most proud of the PrintEye temperature monitor. Which I designed myself from scratch, combining Software, Hardware and a Case to produce a properly 'finished' unit.