I've a Hurco VM1 + SolidCAM and are very happy with it.
I think it's depended what you want to do, how and which options. If you use CAM then Conversional programing are not that important. Hurco are very strong in conversional programing.
If you want to ad 4:th or even 5:th axis I recomend Haas as they've more options to ad a rotary table, even it's expencive.
If money is concern I think you'll get more machine and performace / $ on a Hurco. If you want slightly better performance you could find it on a Haas, but then it cost quite alot.
Look at ebay for a used Haas, maybe could be a alternative? The rest value on a Haas is probably a little bit better, if and when you sell it.
All this is personal opinions and toughts.