After a $700 price increase last year, Precor mercifully gave the price increases a break on this model. Also, for this price, you would expect a longer belt? Few need 22" of width but plenty of people like 60" of length.
With the huge price increase, look at the Landice L7 series or if you want to pony up the cash, the new True ES series. If you've got to have a Precor pay the $500 extra for the 9.35 model.