Re: YANOG! (Yet another New old guy) thread here.
Welcome to the forum and welcome back to the fold.
I can't really help you with the cymbals. I have two kits and only one set of cymbals. I got them back when Zildjian only made two lines, A's and K's. (I got the A's) I would suggest checking out Craigslist for used cymbals. I think you'll find some good deals for some high-quality cymbals. You can always post the link to the ad and ask us what we think. People do it all the time.
I started with nothing and still have most of it left.