I think you've come to the right place.
No need to hit the lottery anymore; LF is as affordable as a used 4x5 today and that ain't much comparatively. Heck even 5x7 and 8x10 can be had for not much more, only the more esoterica "widescreen" aspect ratio LF formats are expensive, but not breathtakingly so if you use your head.
Darkroom equipment is even cheaper yet...
Good luck on your photo workshop and see you around.