I went to the art store to get watercolor paper years ago and there are a ton of choices. I got confused between quality and price. I can be both practice and frugal yet I appreciate quality very much. I called up my cousin and asked which one should I get because too many choices confuse me and dead lock me into not choosing anything and just giving up and walking away. She said "get one of each [paper and cotton] and try them out. See which you like best."