I can see what you mean, the designs are very similar, and for about the same amount of ching. My Precision machines are from the 90's and they still run smooth and strong.
I also use a brass mako from National for my line work most of the time. I have been wanting to try some different machines...just to get an idea of the differences. I tried a rotary machine and it was alright, (swash drive copy) but I really do enjoy the coil machines.