I'm a bit late to this discussion but there are options that cost significantly less than 2K. They come with some limitations - mostly in terms of speed - but are still quite capable. Take a look at Jim B's Workbee 1010 from Bulkman. It's at the end of this list. The frame, screw drive and motors are less than $500. With a simple router, modest drivers and grbl or grblHAL controller you can come in well less than $1000.