Almost everything is smt these days, even home stuff, for me.
You can solder using a heat gun, and 2 sided pcbs are cheap these days in proto.
A 10k piece roll of 0402 resistors are ~$30; cut tape of any size is cheap from digikey, lol.
A scope is a required piece of equipment, from my viewpoint; I haven't used mine this month; maybe in july, but nothing else works when you need one.
Car audio amplifiers are one of the big things "friends" ask you to look at; showing them on the scope why it wasted their $1000 highly overrated subwoofer, and telling them how much it cost to fix, usually cures that problem. :)
Both my home scopes are analog; 1MHz and 350Mhz; Audio, and 480p video, lol.
Fixing new TVs is a board swapping operation; the component that fails is the one in the middle with the heatsink and no numbers...
500MHz is pretty much all you need for most analog work stuff; I have a Lecroy that goes to 11 tho, lol.