For $1,500 it isn't a good choice. At $999, it is a well-built machine that should last.
At $1,499 it is a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. At this price, it is as interesting in Tapioca pudding and I haven't had to eat that since I was a kid. At around $1,000 it starts to make some sense. BH builds a good machine but in their effort to appeal to dealers, they put ridiculous MSRP's on the machine and the market tells the reality. The good news is that the BH dealers we visited over the past year have got the message and are heavily discounting these machines. In that case, get a great deal but schedule an appointment with your doctor for a saliva test if you pay full retail.