I don't do any competition shooting and load only for my hunting rifles or a partners hunting rifles,
I've been using RCBS gear for as long as I can remember and it hasn't done me wrong yet.
Yea, at present it does save me money but, i've had the gear and bought enough parts and pieces to last a lifetime, at least for me, quite a few years ago.
When I first started out I didn't concern myself with whether I was going to save money. I was more concerned with developing the load I wanted in any given rifle.
It's well worth the expense and effort. Go slow. Learn the processes and when it's accomplished you'll never get the smile off your face.