>>>I guess two key questions you should ask yourself are:
1) Do you (or your business) need to rely on your printer?
2) How much are you ready to spend time and money to get around problems?
I'm new and it's for personal use. I want to spend my time learning how to create and print 3D models - not fixing 3D printers.
So, I need a printer that's proven and works out of the box with professional backup and support. I'm happy to pay a higher price for the best machine/support/delivery combo.
I was attracted to the UM2 because of it's speed, precision and quietness.
What alternatives are out there that at least meet or exceed UM2's specs without the delivery or support problems?