I've been very satisfied with my Stringway ML100. Seems like those who own them appreciate the workmanship of the machines, the simplicity of the design and the ease of use. In some ways the single drop aspect seems almost unfair to lump them in with other DW Machines.
There are a lot of good machines out there, and owners very devoted to them. If you are looking for a good reliable machine, nothing wrong with the Stringway models.