How did you get started building drones?

I’m curious how those around here got started. There is certainly a lot to learn. Did you buy a “kit” the first time? Which one?
I’m looking to find something to start with so I can learn about all the components…but I want to start with a combination that I know is supposed to be able to fly. Lol


I bought a cheap ($19.99) toy quad just to get back into the RC game. Crashed it quite a bit to learn enough to gradually move to a larger frame quad, 350mm+…then read up here on parts needed to build a new and even larger quad, 690mm+

What about kits like these? Are they any good? This one comes with a PX4…