The G3.1 gives you appropriate value for the money, and let's face it that's not much.
Let's face it, Weslo makes crappy elliptical machines. If this is all of the money that you can afford you will be better off purchasing a gym membership at one of those $20 per month clubs I see all over the place these days. It's not that the machine is bad for the money, in that respect it's fine. It's just that you can't build and sell and elliptical that has decent quality in the price ranges that Weslo sells them at.