Bruce: I just looked at the website for this machine, it looks interesting. I like the idea if you are just using it for a hobby. It doesn't look like it would withstand any abuse, but if you aren't planning as using as a production machine it may be worth it.... I just finished downloading the software and playing with it. I agree that it does seem very straight forward. One drawback is it's inability to import cad files but it sounds like they are working on that. I don't know what to tell you, it sounds and looks pretty good. You probably won't be making a lot of money with it( it sounds and looks like it is very slow) but if that isn't your aim I say go for it. Let me know how you like it if you do decide to buy it.