The Healthrider H50e is a solid elliptical for the money that provides decent value for the money.
The H50e has some serious shortcomings when compared to ellipticals in the $1000 to $2000 price range, but when you consider the price it really is a heck of a value. The only problem that I would warn you about is if you need after sale service, Healthrider (Icon Health & Fitness) is one of the worst in the industry.
My wife doesn't like the seat !!!