Congrats on your first post!! And congratulations on your new build. I like the one you have already, it looks good considering it's just to build joe's router. Ok, a bit rough around the edges, but still, if it works.
I just started my second build. I built the solsylva machine first, and now Im building my own design. I look forward to watching your progress.
I've seen a few people from new the EU states say that they can't get parts shipped to them and they have trouble paying with credit cards. Sorry about that, I'm sure its a pain in the a@@. I suppose over time businesses in the US and elsewhere will log the new EU countries in their systems and start to change their policies.
Although, if its any consolation, its not just the new EU states that have trouble getting parts. Im in Ireland and its a headache sourcing bits for a build. I find a lot of the EU companies won't deal with you unless your a business or your buying in bulk, and in this line of hobby, buying in bulk costs €€€€€ !!
Anyway, with the exchange rates and the cheaper price of everything in the USA, its not much more expensive to buy from there anyway.
I also used the HobbyCNC system. Its a great board and I haven't had any problems with it thus far. In my new build Im adding a 4th axis for dual leadscrews, and Im adding in a relay control board plus a breakout board for e-stop and stuff.
Good luck with your build.