I have been attempting raw vegan for about a month now, with some ups and downs and outright failures too
I would say for online resources I like rawfoodtalk.com, rawfoodsupport.com, and I also read kimberlysnyder.net for inspiration. It is all subjective though, everyone seems to know what is right for them, and some know what is right for everyone
80/10/10 is a very informative book but I can't say that I'm ready to go that strict yet. Most of the 'cookbooks' I've bought are mostly gourmet foods, I don't use them much as I try to just eat more simply. There are so many recipes online too that I don't think you need to get any cookbooks unless you want the special stuff.
I think the only appliance you really
need is a great blender, our old one broke so we just got a Blendtec and it works great. I got a dehydrator too but haven't used it a ton, and a lot of people don't even use one apparently. I also love sprouts so I have sprouting trays that I use alot.
I just feel great when I do it, most of the time. It has also come with a lot of tiredness for me, nothing a short nap during the day won't fix though! I feel lighter and don't get headaches or congestion anymore, like I did when I was eating dairy. I also feel like I perform better in my physical activities. Running is a little easier and I don't tire out as quickly as I used to.
My biggest tip is just to eat a lot! It helps me to eat a ton of fruit, along with one or two big green smoothies, and a pretty huge salad each day. I try not to do a lot of fats as well but I don't think it is probably that important when just starting out, and I have days where I can't get enough fat too.