If you are planning on doing any serious amount of reloading, then invest in a good bench press like the Rockchucker from RCBS.
One trick that I used is to load a dummy round with no powder or primer, and mark the base so that you don't confuse it with a real live round. When you set up your press for bullet seating, use this dummy round to set the depth. Will save you a lot of work in setting up each loading session.
If you do a lot of shooting, consider getting a progressive press such as the ones from Dillon. Dillon Precision: Reloaders, Reloading Equipment, Bullet Reloading, Bullet Reloaders
Good luck with your new hobby!
And remember, pay attention to details - handloading is no place to take shortcuts or work fast.