If it makes you feel better, I first learned about bitcoin back in 2012 (I think it was mentioned on the dollar vigilante website) but I didn't end up buying my first bitcoin until the end of 2015! If I would have just bought some back in 2012 I'd be a millionaire today. I wouldn't even be reading this site, I'd be retired in Angeles City barebacking 18 year old twins at the ABC hotel! There was an article yesterday that predicted bitcoin will be at $10k in 6 months or so. It's never a bad time to buy bitcoin in my opinion but it's gone up so fast that I'd wait until it dips a bit, to be honest I'm not sure why it's gone up so much so fast. But I understand your apprehension to getting in now. Maybe start out by buying some ethereum or litecoin to get started?