exactly. get used to dealing with less than perfect situations now and you'll be fine in the future. there's no such thing as a gig that goes off without any issues so if you're already somewhat used to Macguyver-ing solutions it'll pay off in the long run. it also gives you time to save up some cash and really consider various options before upgrading your current gear. you never know what kind of new products are coming down the pipe.
at the very least you should have enough knowledge to get yourself going at this point, but if you still have any other questions i'm sure someone here will be able to provide an answer