if i were u i would keep the cocker and time it properly, paint nowadays is a little smaller then paint form 5 years ago. i would get a cp 14 .685 or smaller bore because when you underbore you get better consistancy and efficiency and you wont break paint. dont go on pbnation its full of 13 year olds that will flame you for an honest question, techpb is the way to go they have like 500 vids and a helpfull online community. it you go onto techpb's youtube and serch autococker you will find a great vid on timing an autococker.
just try to save as much as your old equipment as you can. but if you need a new hpa tank go with a ninja tank and as for a mask i suggest going into a store and try on a bunch of masks ans just get the one that fits you the best.
a couple things you might have missed.
pump play is making a come back
.50 caliber paint is starting to become popular
spartparts is now making acutally great stuff now and is sadly in great danger of shutting down
the sport is in an odd place right now, feilds are closing, companies are eather going through big changes or going under, and guns are changing. but its still as fun as ever
As far as I am aware, Smart Parts isnt producing anything at the moment, and is all but gone in the industry for now, but I could be wrong. But your local store should be able to do it for you, and if they cant, they'll tell you a place to get it done.
On a side note; my fields team (Foundation) is currently playing at PSP Phoenix. Distortion and Third Eye today, with VcK and Boom tomorrow. GO FOUNDATION!
i would not enjoy .50 cal. but other than that ya theres lot of SP ion fan boys... i dont really like em though they require a lot of money in upgrades to get em to shoot well. buy a good reliable gun and it should be a blast.
another thing the "best hopper for you money" right now is the halo invert too. really nice i would recommend it.