The Hakko 888 has the DUMBEST temp control ever put on a soldering station.
Nothing could be less intuitive.
Nothing could take longer to adjust when you just want to crank up the heat to solder a single connection to a ground plane.
Even if you can still find the older 888 with the actual knob to adjust the temp, most had no indicator light.
You could leave the thing turned on for days and not know it.
Burn your kids, burn the house down, burn yourself.
(there was even a brief moment where the 888 with the knob did have a LED light, but it only turned on when the element was heating up. Otherwise it was dark, even if the iron was hot.)
If you can find a used Metcal (especially their combo soldering/desoldering stations), I'd take that over anything.