I certainly agree with this, though I would probably add that it is not just forums, but anywhere on the net.
Still, since this is discussed in the community/forums context, it is pretty accurate.
I think I have been fairly lucky on the expensive computer front, and almost all of my computer lasted for more five years. In fact, a laptop I have from the 2009-2010 era still boots and works well, though the trackpad needs some attention, as clicking difficult. The key in this area is to find a good brand and line from that brand. Then again, seeing as how computers are being made now to be disposable, since RAM and storage upgrades (the most basic upgrades one can do) are almost impossible, so I do not think they will last too long to do great work in video.
As for getting the software, you can get it for as little as nothing. When I first got my Surface Book, I tried using only open source software and found one interesting program that would allow video overlays, if it is ever needed, and even a piece of software called Davinci, though it was quite limited, according to site, even if it is supposed to be in the same league as Premiere and the old versions of Final Cut Pro.
Of course, my foray into open source only software ended when I found out LibreOffice was only suited for normal laptops and desktops, and there were things I did not like about GIMP, though I could get things today, so now I am paying for Microsoft and Adobe on a regular basis, since I really wanted to use InDesign and have programs that actually worked with both of the Surface Book’s modes.
my main reason to thinking about doing video reviews, other than the advantages that video has over text and a bunch of still images, is because I want to get familiar with Premiere, which I get from Adobe for free from what I am already paying them (tried it once, and the annoying thing was that I had to create some texts effects myself, but, thinking about it now, that can allow for quite a bit of creativity when putting credits and such)