Thanks, glad to be here!
The field I played was CPX Sports in Joliet, IL. I just used the rental equipment which was the basic Tippman 98, but the gun held up fine, no issues. Biggest problem I had was my mask fogging up early on. Rather cool day with sporadic rain. I already had a decent amount of camo, so no real extra expense there. I did find I was outgunned in a few fields, but it didn't matter, I enjoyed every minute of the experience. Now I'm looking to buy my own gear and will probably get it right here from one of your members.
I've got a lot of research to do here. Great site!