I am a long term WOD fan, and well if you are looking for a more intresting setting and a better system.
I would suggest maybe checking out the more original and faithful old world of darkness games, the good thing about them is that you also don't need more than one book if you only wish to focus on the one sort of type.
I.e for Vampires you only really need the book Vampire: The Masquerade and a good imagination.
White wolf was great before they decided to jump on the band waggon with Wizards and restart there games at the expense of the material and game just in order to reap better profits. Still can't blame them for wanting to make money and there is some merits and interests in the new bits, i mean the artwork is pretty for sure
With the new system, they have made it so that you basically require the World of darkness core book and a specific books for other types of creatures basically. Its much like D&D in that you need a sort of rule book a book for races and such and well maybe some fluff books for setting info and such. Of course with a good imagination you can always just make do with the minimum and come up with your own setting info and that.
But myself having both i have always found the old world of darkness to be a much richer and enjoyable world, the new one just does not seam to compare to me it has always felt like an attempt to mimic it but like a modern movie attempting to mimic a classic fails in many regards and only leaves you hungering for the more original and faithful one.
I hope this might help you some, i freely admit to being quite biased against the new system but then I'm quite confident that there are many others who will agree with me on it being an inferior thing, to me Ive always treated it as another game about similar things, just one that's not as good so Ive never bothered with it much but well Ive still collected a few books.
If you have any questions you can pm me or post them here ill try check back, i hope you can get into the game too either the new or old I'm sure you will have a great time with either really.