With a single stage, it forces you to slow down and pay attention, ans is easier for a total noobie to set up. When i got my turret, i had to tinker with it to get the timing of the turret right, and had problems with the automatic powder measure to the point of actually haveing a few squib rounds. I sold my lee kit for almost what i paid for it, so no I am glad i started out on a single stage. Now if I had someone who knew what they were doing help me, then i might have gotten a turret. At the time i was allo about getting in to reloading on a budget, so that is why i went single stage.Oh good. Thought I was going crazy. Now that you have the turret press, do you wish you would have just gotten that from the start instead of getting the 50th anniversary kit?