Boy howdy, Dan makes some fine machinery! I recently picked up a 2007 squareback color-packer, and am extremely impressed. The care and craftsmanship combined with design and function are second to none, amongst the many machines I have had the pleasure to work with... Yes, there are great machine builders that are more affordable, and they function very nicely as well. Dringenberg machines are worth every penny and are sought after for good reason! I like his one spring setup, and wonder if Gaston from fallen king would care to chime in on pros and cons of "one springin' it"?