I think you have sort of somed up what I was trying to say.
You have to do it for the love of it or not at all. As long as it is with that in mind best of luck and carry on.
I dont undersatnd why people get soemthing go wrong and wont spend a few quid to fix it but will spend £100's more on soemting they have got no idea about because it is "new".
I know that the spend on my rallycar is well into 5 figures but if I tried to sell it as a package, maybe £2-3000??? Unfortunately its worth far more as bits and components.