Hey all, So I'm a little lost on today's world of e-cigs. I started out a few years ago on Blu brand products, the small cig-a-like (I believe that's what they are called) batteries with disposable, pre-filled cartomizers. I vaped those for about a year or so before I realized that I was spending more in carts than I would on smokes, and constantly had to be tied to a charger. I came here for suggestions some time ago, and some very helpful members referred me to Smokeless Image products as a possible alternative. I ended up getting a starter kit with a couple of the bigger, still cig-a-like batteries (manual this time), a portable charger, and a few packs of their disposable cartos. I enjoyed them, for the most part, aside from the fact that I actually liked the Blu liquids better (the SI cartos hit my throat kind of weird and didn't taste as good). After just a few months, I noticed that I could not get my manual batteries to take a proper charge with their portable charger. During this time, I started some college coursework back up, and unfortunately I just went back to analogs This was about a year and a few months ago. Now, I'm kind of looking into getting back to vaping and off of the American Spirits I've come to enjoy. I visited the Smokeless Image site and realized they have a big warning now about how the manual batteries do not charge correctly in their portable chargers. Wonderful. But the bigger question I have is that, now that vaping is becoming a bit more prominent, I've been seeing that the bigger batteries with the refillable clearomizers are started to become more of the norm. A couple of my classmates have switched over, and after vaping on a few of them, I realized I enjoyed it even more than the cig-a-like vapes I've known from before. Sorry for my life story, I realize nobody wants to read a wall of text But anyway, I feel as if I want to get back into vaping with some better equipment and better juice. After doing some research, I believe (I could be wrong), that these bigger batteries are commonly referred to as an eGo style battery. I started to do some looking into some brands, and I just kind of got lost into all of these options and what is out there, what is compatible with what and what works best with what, stuff like that. I notice that Smokeless Image now as a variety of different batteries, like the X2 Passthrough, X2 Spinner, etc, as well as a new line of cleromizers/tanks. I visited the Joyetech site and saw that they have about 5 or 6 different "eGo" batteries. I've looked at the variable voltage stuff, and the more advanced stuff that hooks into smartphones apps, etc. I'm also a bit lost on all the types of tank/atomizer combos I'm seeing. Bottom/top coil clearomizers, low resistance, glass/plastic tanks, stuff made for higher voltage batteries, different types of liquids, etc etc. I'm very interested in getting a setup that works well for me (who isn't). I don't know that I'm ready to get into having an APV (bigger box-like battery) setup, but some of the Variable Voltage stuff looks kind of cool (like the X2 Spinner, for instance). Basically, my overall question would be, what kind of setups would you guys recommend for someone like me? I do want an eGo style battery with a refillable clearomizer, and some good, quality liquid. I would definitely be interested in some of the more advanced batteries with VV and smartphone links, etc. Are Smokeless Image products, like the X2 and Spinner, still recommended? Or should I go with a different company? And I'm also completely lost on the tank/clearo situation, what works best with what, what's easiest to fill and produces a better vaping experience. And I haven't even started to look into what brands of liquids are good, what base I'd prefer, and stuff like that. Any help or advice that anyone could provide to me would be amazing. I think I just need to be pushed in the right direction for this sort of stuff. What brand of batteries are good, the best clearo/tank solutions, and good quality juice. If the more advanced batteries are worth it/provide better vaping experiences, and what I should look for. I don't mind having a more advanced eGo setup, but what I don't want is to buy blindly and realize I could have made better decisions. Thank you for reading this way too long and way too wordy question. I appreciate any and all advice.