This is a response to VC 18 Drury 17 ("Hard Decisions")...
Microtech is a good brand. I own one of their 150's. So far it has not given me any trouble, but even if it were to do so, their warranty is excelent. If my memory is working I believe it is five years long. That is almost unheard-of.
Personaly I would wait a little until the removables get a little better, but if you need to bring work home and you can talk your boss into subsidizing a portion of the cost, go for it.
Hope that helps a little. Let me know what you decide on.