Is it “worth it”? Thats up to you.... Your time, Your resources, Your room, Your expectations, Your decision. I have not yet started loading 9mm, although I do have the equipment and supplies-it just has not seemed “worth it” to me yet, I stocked up factory ammo before the insanity. If things do not calm down, I will work up some loads.... I started 30 years ago with a Lee anniversary kit (I STILL use it!), loading 270 Win and 45acp. I didn’t save any money, but I shot a LOT more! I did not have any help, so the 45s were a long fight to get right (there is an art to the auto pistol rounds), but the 270s were an instant success. I now own several rifles in somewhat exotic calibers that I must load for. Even if I find factory ammo, the cost is offensive (even before the insanity). With bolt action rifles, you can really tailor the ammo to the gun, making it run like a custom rig and I find that very rewarding! I always recommend to team up with someone who has the main equipment and experience loading. You can shop for consumables, get what you think you want, then with help, get that first box loaded. Of course you can do it by yourself, but the “costs” of time and supplies might be higher than it would be with a coach.... I would never tell a fellow shooter not to try reloading. It is rewarding, and a great excuse to spend more time with guns & gear! All that said, I will stick with the advice of finding someone you know who loads to help you get started, then YOU can decide if it’s worthwhile.