Grizzly industrial is another option and they are probably just as good. they are all import machines but some brands are better than others but Grizzly are made in ISO factories so you have quality control to a degree. parts are fairly easy to get if something breaks and they stock quite a bit of stuff.
the prices have jumped quite a bit on these machines i have noticed over the past few years too. i see less people converting in the future if things continue to rise like they are going now.