My wife and have always filed ourselves - it's been easy enough; no kids, no itemizing, we just rented an apartment and each had basic FT jobs. No wacky finances, just basic retirement and a few stocks.
This year we bought our first home and tapped a small portion of retirement funds to do so. We'll need to make sure we're not penalized (1st time home buyers shouldn't be penalized for early distribution) and that we get the full deduction benefits of mortgage interest, home improvements we laid out for, etc.
Some people say yes, hire a pro and pay (a few hundred bucks?). Others say nonsense, just do a Quicken or what have you. Not sure if we'd be biting off more than we could chew, or if the software would be much cheaper than just paying someone to do it for us.
Any advice would be appreciated.