Stephen, will offer the same advice I was given when first starting - pick one film (I was a PlusX user, now use FP4+) TriX, HP4&5 are good, lots of film you get the point and then I would start off with D76 (Ilford version is ID11). Rodinal is my normal developer now, HC110 has not been mentioned, but is also good (the stock for these two will last a long time). Try a few rolls of your favorite film, use ID11/D76, take a spent roll of film, practice loading the reel, work out your process in your head or paper - write down how you plan each step, develop/stop (acid or water)/fix/wash/dry.

Good luck and have fun...