Welcome to Coffee Snobs.
I did a barista course to help me decide what kind of machine I wanted as well as to teach me the basics of how to make a good coffee.
Once you learn the basics, with some practise you'll be able to make the best coffee possible with whatever equipment you have on hand.
I have an Aeropress and they make excellent, clean, black coffee but you can always add a splash of cold milk if you don't want to drink it black and don't have access to a steamer.''
It's a long journey; take one step at a time.