Looks like you picked out a great dogfighting mix.
I just started playing about 2 weeks ago or so...my wife wanted to surprise me with an early Christmas gift and bought me the following:
Core set (FA) - (1 T-70 X-wing/2 FO Tie Fighters)
1 extra original X-Wing
1 Rebel Aces pack (1 A-Wing/1 B-Wing)
1 Millennium Falcon
1 Imperial Aces pack (1 Royal Guard Tie Interceptor/1 181st Imperial Interceptor)
1 Tie Advanced
1 Tie Bomber
1 Tie Punisher
1 Tie Defender
Honestly, the concepts that the various ships layer on are not that difficult, so just pick ships that interest you. I like the assortment that I have, as I can mix/match tactics on both sides (speed/tanks/bombers).
The game is definitely addictive. You really cannot go wrong with any of the ships, in my opinion...although I am probably going to wait on any of the "scum" ships until I have maxed out my Rebel/Imperial collection.
Nice! Yeah I'm going to do the same as far as Scum is concerned. Won't be getting any of that for a long time. Plenty of Rebel and Imperial ships to keep us busy!