An excellent machine and its cousin is the Commercial 2450 in the regular NT line. This one is made just for Sears.
The Elite 7700 is quite a nice machine with high quality parts. Look at the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 and you might see the similarities. Why Sears doesn't sell the same model and point out you are getting a just as good a deal on the Elite 7700, we don't know but that might explain why Sears keeps telling investors that they are turning the company around and ending up with worse performance on a fairly consistent basis.