From one beginner to another

It's taken me twenty years to collect my tools, whilst watching others produce work that I could only dream of producing myself.
These tools work for me and that's what's important. There are a plethora of alternative tools out there that work for other people.
My choice is due to preference, cost and reliability. You are also restricted by conflict, which means that you need to make sure the tools will work together.

Below I have listed the tools in my toolbox and when I last purchased/updated them. I have also given a brief description on why I needed that particular tool.
blue toolbox
Hardware
Cost
Date
Why
£2,070
Jun2009
ZBrush said so.
£299
Feb2009
Improves workflow, although Intuos 2 was fine.
£170
Mar2010
Writing on the go (SceneWriter Pro).
£210
Jul2010
Web, mail & writing/sketching on the go.




Software
Cost
Date
Why
£250
Aug2010
Upgraded. Friendly interface. Great support. Amazing tool.
£236
June2009
Upgraded to CS4. Used since 1985 Works for me.
£250
May2010
Upgraded to 2010.Easy to use, fast production rate.
£523
Jan2010
Plans to create landscapes. Amazing tool, easy to use.
FREE
Nov2008
Powerful 3D tool that was FREE.
£14.99
Apr2011
Concentrates on scene by scene screenplay writing. From App Store.
£53
Aug2010
Easy to use with professional results.
The Cost column represents the price I paid at the time of purchase.