Get 30 potters, and 30 educators in a room, and you will probably get a wide variety of preferences when it comes to wheels. The purists would gasp at anything but a kick or treadle wheel. Others would call sacrilege at adding a motor to anything. The teachers would groan at the space taken up by a kick wheel as in the old Amaco or Brent. Then we would be left with the 50 or so that would get a belt or gear driven electric wheel. Of these arguments of foot pedal sensitivity would come into play, along with needed horsepower and torque. Others would argue for quieter wheels, or heavier wheels, or larger wheel heads, or even a switch for right or left handed throwing. Still others would cringe at the use of splash pans. Others would argue for sitting vs standing wheels or the option to do both. Then we would have everything categorized and the final choice would come down to brand.
Over the years every brand out there has had good and bad years, and knowing what you want is not necessarily what you need, so the best choice is often an educated stab in the dark. We all have our dream wheel, and often end up buying it after much thought and probably several years of wishing. Hopefully that wish come true does not disappoint. I believe that forums like this help to cement the decision and make it easier to discern whether it is something we need, or want.