Ignore the naysayers.

I find color printing quite easy. I too thought I needed a color analyzer and bought one but now I only use it for exposure determination when changing print sizes as with a little experience I learned to color balance quickly by eye. Learning color theory will help with this. You can determine a starting filtration for each film type you will be printing (which with today's films are very close to each other) then tweak from there. Not that hard!

The use of trays and room temperature developer makes making small test prints quick and easy. Don't use drums or high temperatures.

Color paper can be frozen extending the life for years. Color chemistry, stored properly, can last as long as B&W.

Color printing may seem problematic at first but once you get experience it is just as easy as B&W and very rewarding.