I find that sometimes we over think things. I see it all the time right here on the Forums, and I see it in person (I'm in sales). We want to get the best we can for our money. We went to feel good knowing I couldn't do better with our purchasing decision.\nValue has to Exceed Cost before we buy.\n\nAll of these Turntables have Value. Don't over think it.\n\nIt's time to start enjoying one of them.\n\nYou have some valid points!\n\nAnd, here is the reality for any hobby-- When you are first getting started, you just don't\/can't know what you really want\/need!\n\nIt's only with some time using a product and gaining some new experience that you can really start to understand your wants\/needs, and what your next purchase should be, whether you keep the old item or sell it to fund the new, etc, etc. Furthermore, it is valuable to understand, exactly what does this extra $ get me? And, you only understand that completely when you work your way up from entry gear to expert level gear.\n\nEveryone wants to hit a home run and be future proof right out the gate, and do it for as cheaply as possible!\n\nThe fact is, those are competing factors here!\n\nIn the biking world, the saying goes: "The most important thing is that you are out pedalling!"\n\nIn the telescope world, the saying goes: "The best scope is the one you use the most."\n\nIn the firearms world, the saying goes: "The best pistol is the one in your pocket".\n\nIt's all saying the same thing! Don't get your analysis paralysis! Choose an item, understand that it is very unlikely to be the perfect fit, but learn from that and make upgrades as experience and $ dictates.