Re: How do you actually buy bitcoin?
No it's not user-friendly at all (I had to try a number of different apps and sort through a lot of confusing info and I've only really got a surface level understanding). And I think there's something of an incentive to keep it that way for the people higher up the food chain at the moment. It's like they want to keep their little secret money club inaccessible for the common people for as long as possible. Which is ironic considering part of the idea of bitcoin was that the common people can control their own money without having banks as a middle man.
I wouldnt worry about the price too much when starting out, just put in really small amounts the first few times until you think youve got it figured out. Then start planning out a larger scale strategy if you want.
the price is only high relative to itself. It's lower now than when I started. It crashed with the virus stuff last month to less than half it's value but it's gradually been climbing back up to where it was before since then.