I have never bought a set of bits, most of them would wind up never used. Have bought one or two cheap Chines bits off of evilBay, just to see if they were the type I wanted, then bought a good one (I'd rather spend $2 on a throwaway, then spend a bunch more on a decent bit I would never use). I buy bits when I need them, so now I have a grand total of 5 bits - 3 flush trim bits in different sizes, a round over bit, and a 45 degree bit - and normally only use the 1/2" flush trim bit. No, wait, I think I have a new 1/2" in reserve, for if my present one goes kablooey, saves me from a quick trip to buy one.
Not many, compared to most of you guys, but it meets my needs, for what I do, and how I do it.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.