This is not a suggestion really, more just a sharing of thoughts.
I went for an appointment last week, which only took 2 hours, which left me with a day to kill. So caught a train to the city to check it out, which usually involves, good technical book stores, motorcycle dealers and hobby shops (burger king too!). And one thing that struck me was how badly trade was doing at two large hobby stores. They had effectively halved their floor space and stock.
Less and less kids are being bitten by the diy bug, you know, pull something apart, find out how it works, fix it.
Since 1999 I have being fascinated by cnc both at work and at home, I think the future would be to sell ready made lathes and mills but without the stupendous price tags - you know - cast alloy, reduce part count, plastic and stamped metal. A real product, and a cad cam with a low, medium and high expertise level setting built in to entice the user to improve - kind of like a video game.
And these little machines should be clean and easy to clean so they can live in the house.
The whole diy cnc scene could find itself left in the cold much like these hobby stores moving very little stock.
I remember the attempts by emco, and they were heading in the right direction.
If only they could have massively reduced their build costs, emco machines would be every second persons shed next to their lawn mower.
The level things are at now is quite simply, great!
Most of your advertisers lead top shelf reputable home cnc suppliers and I make no complaints.
Anyhow, no problems with the web site, loads of info to devour!!