Say Salty I just noticed that you asked me a question (I'm Angus or at least my Cairn Terrier is) No the Ridgid is my first, I looked at others but because of price and local availability I chose it.
At first I was disappointed, I was under the mis-conception that a planer would make my boards flat. It doesn't, it will change the thickness and make the board parallel, you need a jointer to establish a flat side first.
But in playing a bit I found that if I planed the bowed side first, and small cut 1/16 or 1/32 at a time until the bow is not as noticable, then reverse the sides, again taking small cuts, plane side A (bowed side) turn board, plane side B at same setting, turn the thickness gage 1/4 turn, plane side A turn board, plane side B, turn thickness gage 1/4 turn and repeat above, with each each pass still continue with the small cuts I actually see an improvement in flatness. (maybe it's wishful thinking or imagination) but it works for me. It takes me forever to take off 1/4 inch especially if I have a lot of boards, but heck when your old and retired time is nothing.
Now I'm sure that some of the craftsman on this forum once they clear the tears of laughter from their eyes will tell you I'm nuts, don't blame them but try it.