Thanks for the advice, Ladies!!!
I have been trying out different long arms quite a bit over the past ~3 years (including with my friend, Margo, above!) I have honed in on Gammill for a number of reasons that are a good fit for me, so know it is narrowing it down to the specific machine and the options that I want.
I am planning to go with a hydraulic lift - I have been thinking that the ease of adjusting the height based, on whether I am sitting, standing, or ?, will be easier on my back.
I think I became ready for the purchase once the Breeze system became available, as well as I spoke with the dealer in Springfield, MO/St Louis, MO and know that I will feel very good about making the purchase from her (Merrily). I just can't make a purchase this big without feeling good about who I am buying from and know that I am going to get good support after the purchase. The dealer is 4.5 hours away, but that's the reality when I am in Memphis. It is likely we will be here one+ more years (have to graduate the DD from HS), and then we will be off for the next adventure.
@Betty Jo - thanks for sharing your recent testing with me - and I am excited for you as you are getting ready to buy your long arm! How exciting!!!
Again, thanks, Ladies! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me!
Have a great Saturday!