I think that a person can put together an excellent system entirely with freeware, and CbB is of course an excellent foundation.
I hope this thread will be a "virtual sticky," that is, I expect it will be bumped often enough to stay near the top.
I'm going to start listing favorite tried-and-true free plug-ins and links to where to download them. They are all ones that I have used extensively with Cakewalk, so they are safe to use in that environment. My recommendations will be only fo