After getting into arduino (and I'll blame Johnathan Oxner on this one), I had to get back into electronics as a result too.
It took a bit over $500 to get basic parts and tools all stocked up.
I'm re-learning the basics and finding projects to build (like a wireless Xbee controlled outdoors soil moisture sensor, or adding breath and SPO2 measuring to my arduino sleep monitoring board).|
So far, well, electronics is what I remember it to be: hard and less satisfying than computers for me. Debugging is harder, getting parts adds delays that don't mostly exist with computers, and there is a lot to learn :)
Stay tuned for more.