"I researched WinCNC and their forum is clustered with people having their major issues."
i have wincnc on 3 machines and work with all of the camaster owners who have it on the well supported machine owners forum, there have been machine companys sell it with out supporting it or teaching it to respective owners, i do not know anyone who we work with who is not successful with it, we did go thru learning curves a couple of years back, and i get company response from wincnc in a reasonable time when i go thru my machine support channels correctly. basically all issues were owner oriented and easily solved. i do agree one must go where comfort finds them best and i agree wincnc is not for everyone i am sure you will find what you need, i have mach on the new "stinger" i recently purchased and it works well yet given a choice i would still go with wincnc. i can really understand how high your level of frustration is at this point and wish you good luck, me i am gonna cut today!!