Was new to the elliptical market and did quite a bit of research while wading through the countless reviews of both inexpensive and very expensive units. It appeared as if the $1,000.00 price point was where one needed to serious look at for a semi-pro unit, with the needed features, and designed to hold up after rigorous use. Picked up the EX79-02 and have been very satisfied. Have had no issues even after weeks of use, no noises, clicking or rattling, and we are now working on customizing workouts now to move beyond the stock (plentiful) programs. Highly recommended, watch out for step 2 in the install guide for a small bolt part number typo, and set it up where you want it, because it is heavy.