I'd say get a cheaper pair of each if you can, instead of breaking the bank on one or the other.
I know, I know, many hunters (and fishermen) will say they only buy top end waders, and I would too if I could afford 'em.
But I've had a pair of Hodgman breathables that I got on clearance for $20 that are going on their 5th season. In fact, just bought the exact same ones for the exact same price on clearance just to have when this pair fails. Love them for early season hunts, and even the first few weeks of the late season when I'm doing some walking into spots. Of course the downside to that is that you've got to be very, very careful with breathables in brush and briars. If you plan to wade out, set your dekes, and hang out on land while you hunt, you should be pretty comfortable with the right layers. Early season, all I wear underneath is a pair of polyester jogging pants. As the temps and water gets colder, I'll throw on a pair of fleece pants over the poly base layer.
Late November and on, I'm thankful to have neoprene waders. Again, cheap ones from Cabelas that have lasted several years. 3 mm. I had a pair of 5 mm neo bootfoot waders with 1200 grams of thinsulate in the boot. I got way too hot in those, even on those nasty days that ducks love. Again, watch out for puncture hazards. Neoprene isn't indestructible, even the ones that claim to be.
I wear the breathables prob 20-30 times a year hunting and fishing. 4 full years with no problems. The neoprene I might wear 10 times a year between hunting and fishing. 2 full years with no problems.