Realizing the inherent limitations of a smaller bandsaw, I still think this is worth it as a beginners machine. It's half the price of new, and for my immediate needs I think it will be fine. I'm not planning on doing a lot of re-saw work, just want it for some detail cutting that I can't do on the table saw. I'm just getting into this as a hobby so too soon to tell if I'm going to stick with it or move onto something else.
Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on
or by imbeciles who really mean it.