A peice of advice I got from one of the older turners in the club I attend is to not buy any tool sets, only buy tools individually that you need or will use at the time. I kind of blew the notion off at the time and ended up purchasing a set of 6 lathe tools, and of those six I honestly only use 2 of them, so his advice, in hindsight, is looking pretty sound. For $150-$200 you can buy a few tools you will use a lot and therefore spend the money on fewer but higher quality tools that will work better. Just my opinion.
I want to die quietly in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like the passengers of his car.