I learnt on a Thompson B, then an A, tied millions on a Regal and then an HMH . Six or so years ago I think Peak was putting out a pretty good vise at a reasonable price point, but bare bones Regals aren't terribly expensive either and speedy. Good fine point scissors. That's another story. Some European brands can be very spendy. I used to like the adjustable handled short throw Griff's. Thompson fine points fit my hand well but had the long throw(blades) which I didn't care for. You'll also need coarser scissors but still good ones for hair cutting. The Thompsons always did the trick for me there. I have a a set of Victors I used for my finer feathers and close work, but never in production/hobby fishing tying.
I just remember back when I was teaching, scissors were one of the main items many thought they could skimp on when the exact opposite was the truth. And soon enough they figured it out
I am sure there are a lot of new products. I don't even look at the catalogs any longer.