You will likely end up trying them all. I have been on the crappy Eno pro straps, tree huggers, climbing webbing, marlin spikes, carabiners, and I am now on "what works for me" all straps carabiners and cinch buckles. This will change next week when I receive my Dutch clips, I will ditch the carabiners, for now...
My suggestion start with straps and buckles, keep reading and posting and you will be able to pick up some whoopieson the PIF page. Then just keep buying the other pieces as you can, because in all likelihood you will end up with all of them before settling on works best for you.
The only thing I know I don't like are marlin spikes. So let me know when you go that route and I will PIF you my toggles! Just PM your address, I'll jump start the madness!