Hi JoeBean - I'm sorry to hear about your illness and hope they are able to halt it's progress and repair the damage.
I found your post immensely helpful, thanks for the great detail! I think you might have ordered my NM-200 right out from under me, I was about to buy one and it was suddenly purchased and gone. Instead I ended up getting an NM-200s2 but with the original taller column from a custom order where the financing fell through. Not sure if I'm happy about the taller column or not - we'll see.
Your comments about moving it scare me to death - that's already a big concern of mine. This is what I was planning on using:
Is it going to work? Seems pretty good size but now I'm not so sure. The other concern I have is that the manual shows the machine as 100" tall (which seems VERY tall) but the site says it's only 75" tall. Now that you have a machine, which is it? 100" won't even fit in my garage while 75" should be fine.
Thanks in advance!