Neos 1000, Option 1) I don't like the idea of the Neos 1500 because the racquet is mounted higher relative to the tension head (for 360-degree rotation), pulling tension from a lower position means the string encounters more friction in the grommets than it does in the Neos 1000.....and I will be stringing a lot with multis and natural gut. My intentions are to use the Neos 1000 for my own personal use, then eventually upgrade to a Wise if/when I'm ready to branch out and string racquets for more than just friends. I can't seem to find a good used one and a new one costs $1,399. I'm also leery about the availability of spare parts. Is this a real concern? Neos 1000 w/Wise, Option 1A) Let's say in two years from now I decide to spend $650 on a Wise. That brings the total cost to just over $2K. I really like the speed and simplicity of the Neos 1000. Alpha Ghost, Option 2)I'm drooling over the Alpha as it is only about $700 more and it an be used as a table top if I want to bring it on the road. It is a fantastic deal in comparison to what is out there for higher end machines. How does the Neos 1000 with a Wise compare to an Alpha Ghost? Am I crazy for pursuing this line of thinking? Gamma Progression II ELS, Option 3)I've seriously considered the Gamma Progression II ELS but I don't like the rotational gripper although I will have to say this machine is probably the best deal out there in it's price range. I seem to have a mental block in regards to the rotational gripper. However, despite my concerns the user reviews from several posters don't seem to have an issue with it. Is my concern regarding the rotational gripper on the Gamma Progression II ELS overblown? I guess I'm ultra sensitive about it because I use multis and natural gut and feel a linear gripper is more gentle on softer strings. If it wasn't for that I'd be pulling the trigger on the Gamma Progression II ELS.