My decision to DIY was out of necessity.
I switched from mouth to lung vaping with 1.8 ohm prebuilt coils to direct lung vaping using sub ohm prebuilt coils in the .5 to .25 range. After going through my first bottle of $30 commercial juice in 3 days I knew immediately I had to do something different or go broke.
I ordered some cheap juice from Verde Vally Vapes to tide me over until I could get set up. With the guidance of @Skullblade789 my initial investment was $98. That included a cheap set of scales, nic, VG and PG, flavors, and glass bottles to steep in, plastic bottles to put my steeped juice in. Skull sent me some syringes, small tester bottles and about 500mls of juice he made.
My initial investment of just under a hundred dollars along with help from Skull I had about 6 months worth of juice in no time.
That was October 2015. This past thanksgiving I went though a little bad patch of depression and didn’t mix. Grabbed about $90 worth of commercial juice over a 2 week period and then got back to mixing. Previous to thanksgiving I really never enjoyed mixing. Again, I did it out of necessity. Now that I am back to mixing I’ve found I enjoy it a lot more. So yes, I do enjoy my mixes. I do think it is worth it.
As far as flavor suggestions go, I see that you like desserts and bakery. A few things that should be in your first flavor order, in my opinion…
Graham cracker clear
Vanilla Custard CAP v1
A sweet strawberry, I will let others reccomend on that
New York cheesecake
Vanilla bean ice cream
I will let others recommend fruits and additives.
With the vanilla custard I would recommend ordering that in 30ml or more because you will probably use it a lot. Starting out I suggest 10ml flavors and re up on the ones that you find you use the most of.