I've been vaping since around August of last year, just to get used to it as I geared my mind up to stop the analogs altogether. Come New Year's (resolution), I was ready, bought a slightly better e-cig look-a-like with better vape and now have been completely off the analogs for just over 2 weeks now. The first 3 or 4 days where the hardest, so congrats to you!
As for "do I want to spend the money..." Well I have never been shy when it comes to buying big expensive shiny things, so I can say that, for myself, a resounding YES! I know that this is not necessary, there are great mods or other e-cigs out there that are much cheaper from all I've seen on this site, but this is my new hobby, is saving me money in the long run, and most importantly, psossibly saving my life! So am I willing to buy what many on here consider the absolute BEST vape experience? You bet.