I'm saving pretty hard for a new tool. After much reading/vidoes, etc I'm leaning real hard towards a Powermatic 3520C lathe, Tormek T8 and Sorby turning tools. There is supposed to be a Powermatic sale at Acme Elec last week of April. Unless someone can show me the error in my ways.... LOL, I think it's going to happen. It's been many years in the making, hope to come to fruitation this spring. (Please don't tell my wife.. hehehehe)
Powermatic historically has been a high end machine. I believe they are now owned by Jet and are built in China.
Their quality still seems to be pretty decent.
If you come across any of the older green painted machines in good condition they're a safe bet for quality.