im really digging the miller passport. I know its a lot (1300) but, for my general needs (sheet metal repair, stuff around the house, etc) it seems like an excellent option for portability and flexibility. The sad part is, for the same price, I could also get the econo tig. But I think its not really useful for me to get. The budget is around the same (1200-1500)- its payment for a job Im doing.