OK FOLKS! I appreciate all the comments here, and have no wish to end this discussion. You guys are great! However, I'm pretty sure at this point that the mill for me will be a new PM30MV, and wouldn't you know, they are in stock! Wife is ok with it, even pointed out where I had some cash stashed. Good woman! At this point, I expect that I will plan my upgrade path like this: -Right away: X power feed, collet set, face mill, fly cutter, end mills -ASAP: Other cutting tools, DRO, -When possible: Z power feed, coolant system Would you guys adjust that list any? Keep in mind, the jumpo to new PM30MV does stretch the mad money a bit. . . I have some cheap end mills so really an R8 collet set would get me cutting. . . Any reason not to build a very stout wood stand , with drawers and so forth? (I'm an experienced carpenter) I'd been planning to put this on my bench, but now I'm thinking dedicated stand in the corner. . . I have my lathe, about 350 lbs, ona cheap HD rollaway cab, but I'm a bit wary of doing that with this mill- maybe a Snap-On 27" rollaway would support it. . . What do you folks think?