An upgrade version of the old X5 gives you multi-grip handles along with some other small features for a massive increase in price. Look at Precor and True Fitness before you buy this machine.
LifeFItness basically decided to do a small cosmetic upgrade to their premium elliptical lineup this year. These are very good ellipticals but don't really stand up well when compared to Precor and True Fitness. LifeFitness is a commercial fitness company that pays at home fitness. Maybe they should just stay with what they excel at - Commercial Fitness.