I have been trying to avoid starting this thread. My resistance has failed. I would loved to have made this decision without resorting to starting a thread over it but since I have gathered that you fellas love writing about the subject (and I enjoy reading what you have to write), I figured you wouldn't mind indulging me just this once. I am having a very hard time walking away from the RCBS Pro 2000 press (in manual index) and going ahead with ordering a Dillon 550B. I’ve decided that these are the reasons why I am considering the Pro 2000 (I may be thinking too much). 1) I can't get away from the idea of the 5th station on the P2K. This would permit you to be able to seat and crimp in different stations, something I am thinking is a very good thing, especially with plated bullets. 2) I am coming from a single stage and going to the progressive and being able to have a powder checker die also seems to be very important to me. I know I wouldn’t be able to seat & crimp separately and still have the powder checker. 3) I have always had very good consistency with the RCBS powder measure. I heard that they are more accurate than the slide type that Dillon uses…I don’t know. 4) I know that the powder measure is in a fixed station and would remain in place when the toolhead is removed but it looks like it could be removed easily enough should I choose to have different PMs for different calibers. No linkage to disconnect and reconnect seems like a plus. I am thinking, however, that if RCBS made it that way and includes the micrometer adjustment, it must be easy enough to go from one caliber adjustment and back again. 5) It looks like from watching videos that being able to get a visual on your powder charge before placing a bullet on the case is somewhat better. 6) It looks like it can be upgraded to auto-indexing for a little over a hundred bucks (should I choose to do that in the future). Keep in mind; these are 6 reasons why I am considering the RCBS Pro 2000. I am not implying that it is better than the RL 550B. Yes, I know Dillon has a no BS warranty. RCBS will do the same thing, I am not sure if they will rush out parts as quickly as Dillon...never broke anything with RCBS where I had to use it. It's hard to break anything on a Rock Chucker. I have read where people praise them for replacing anything that breaks. That’s all I got. I am not knocking Dillon, I know it is a fine machine and I am sure I would be very happy with it but this 5th station on the RCBS is very enticing, however, I don’t want to buy it for that reason and regret not getting a Dillon. Do any of you have the Pro 2000? Can you advise me of any shortcomings with it? From what I’ve read, some people are not fans of the strip loader priming system but I don’t know if these people have actually used it or not.