It depends entirely what sized stuff you wish to turn - many people get by perfectly well with an ML8. If you use something else with variable speed and a swivelling headstock you'd never go back to one though.
Thanks Blister - The Accident -? I tripped doing ashortcut across the lawn, at immigration, jumped up, thought nothing of it, till 2 daYS LATER, WHEN MY HANDS, WRISTS AND SHOULDERS GOT SWOLLEN - NOW MOSTLY SORTED, BUT TODAY, MY LEFT ANKLE IS A BIT STIFF - BUT i MUST GET THERE - hAVE TO GET BOXES OF TOOLS, pLANERS, SAW BENCHES, AND TWO BANDSAWS OUT OF THE LOUNGE SOON, OR THE WIFE WILL GIVE UP ON ME! tHANKS FOR THE INTEREST \BLISTER. TAKE CARE. dON eXCUE THE CAPITALS. DONWell, have been turning since I began in 1954 in England On a Wolf Cub kit, making Egg Cups. , In my 3rd marriage, was living in Ubonratchathani Thailand 2017-11, then back to UK, till 2019, then packed up, to return to Phibun Mangsahan- and now having a Workshop built, but had a nasty fall at 90 years of age, so recovery is slower than I hoped for- with Covid Quarantine getting in the way== waiting to unpack all Tools- but Cement rendering, elec installation, and benches then to create== it is slow progress,= I HAVE DRIVE, so who knows./