i disagree. for tubulars to be worth it you'd have a dedicated set of race wheels using vittoria pistas, not something you can train on and use for your everyday wheels. and seriously do you want 36hole box section rims on your race wheels?
if you are looking for a set of all round wheels at a decent price then clinchers with a good set of tires like conti supersonics are perfectly fine. if i was you i'd look at the deep v's with the best hubs you can afford within your budget and if possible look at ovalized spokes like cx-rays or aerolites. these will be good training and race wheels. over time, if you can afford to relegate them to training wheels and buy a nice set of carbon tubular race wheels, then fantastic.
for the record, i'm more of a mass start rider (though do pursuits as well). in mass start events i've got 3 wheel options, 30mm niobium rims with 24/24 cx-rays and supersonics front and back (my training wheels), 50mm gigantix carbon tubulars 24/24 cx-rays and tufo s3 195g tires (indoor training/outdoor race), or 85mm x-treme carbon front and zipp 950 rear disc with vittoria pistas (indoor race).
if i race inside on any of those wheels in a mass start event, i'll tell you now the choice of wheels makes absolutely no difference in race results.