Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:
I bought it Rob. I was flush with cash from selling my SM, and Greg is in the neighborhood. I figure that if I'm ever going to own the game - even at the absurdly usurious price Gecko gouged me at - - that I should take advantage of the luxury of having such a fine example so close.
I even decided that I really like the brass. It provides a nice contrast to my other machines. Most of which are powder coated.
happy you finally found your IM and grabbed it before 10k by Christmas!