2nded, kinect v2 is your best bet for quality low end indy development. I have two v1 kinects and they are good but my workspace isnt the best for clean captures. The v2 sensor has better fidelity and can capture finger movements.
If you're starting out and learning it's the best value for money, mocap isn't as easy as grab a suit and press play. If you end up wanting that level you're best off renting a studio space to set up a nice clean area.