Figured I might list a "MrChad" starter kit (don't confuse this with a Mr. T starter kit)...it's likely not as awesome as the Kelby kits, but this is what I have been using so far. And it's a tick more budget, at least in the ball park of a bunch of flash guns, light stands, and chicken wire.
Calumet Genesis 200 2 light kit $330
Calumet Heavy Duty Background system $159 on sale
(you will need a paper roll or muslin- approx. $45 for a 9' wide paper roll.)
Sekonic L-358 flash meter $259
<$750 out the door. The light kit was actually on sale for $316 last month.
The twin light kit includes umbrellas, some decent stands, sync cords, and of course the strobe heads. The background system is very nice. It even includes a great case for storing or traveling with the stands and cross bar. I store my light stands and umbrellas in a Bogen tripod bag (not included). Still looking for a way to store the strobe heads. I currently store them on a closet shelf when not in use.
I've included the flash meter because, if you don't have one you will want one to adjust the lights. You can use your LCD and histogram at first if need be, but this is more accurate and you will eventually desire one. Another nice thing about the twin lights is you can have the flash meter sync'd to one light and the camera sync'd to the other. This way you don't have to plug and un-plug your camera from the sync cable to check the light readings. Not as trick as Skyports or Pocket Wizards but hey...the cords come free in the box
The only other item I don't have yet listed is a reflector and odds are you will want one of those too.
If others would like, feel free to post your starter light kits. I call this a complete kit because as long as you have a DSLR with a kit lens in most cases you have everything you need to use this kit. If you don't have a PC-sync socket, or shoe adapter, on your camera you can fire the strobes from the on camera flash. The strobe heads have an optical light sensor for triggering if desired, and it has a setting for pre-flash systems like Canon E-TTL or Nikon i-TTL.