Hmmm...you must be a lot taller than me then. I'm 5'11" and I've never bumped my head there.
FWIW: be glad that you didn't get a TM-1. I got a chance to play around with a TM-2 for about 5 hours yesterday.
Compared to the VF-2, I really don't like the ergonomics of the TM. It was awkward working around the tool carousel. The chips and coolant were flinging all over the place. The tool changes were so slow that I kept checking the rapid-override wondering if we were in 25% mode.
We were using a 3/8" drill in a fairly long chuck & mandrel holder (the only tooling available). With that long bit in the chuck, it looked pretty close getting that bit up and over a standard 6" vise and 1" tall part.
The TMs are nice machines for the money but you got a much nicer machine. Better learn to duck when you reach into that machine.
Oh yeah, something I hate about my VF-2: they came out with the VF-2YT about 6 months after I bought mine. I wish I had that extra 4" of Y travel.