A local fitness store is clearing out their Keys Fitness stuff and they have a half rack with high-low lat attachment and Smith System for about $1300 (like this without pec dec Keys Rack). I have had my eye on this for awhile, but I can get a good power rack with a lat attachment for about $800 (even $450 for a Powerline). I would like folks' input on how to go. I know the bias will be to a power rack, so things to also think about: - I like the more open feel of the half rack - The Smith System is not an absolute need, but it might make it more likely that the wife and kids will lift. It also makes some exercises handier (calf raises, rear shrugs, etc). And I may need it some day when I get old! - The half rack has 8 plate horns for storage (small detail) On the other hand, there are lots of attachments and options available for a standard power rack. Note that a comparable system locally from someone like Parabody is a few hundred bucks more and the cheaper systems mostly look to be straight vertical or not have the free weight (non-Smith) catches. It really comes down to whether the Smith System attachment is worth having. Lots of people hate them, others say having it has been helpful. I suspect that it doesn't hurt to have it, just in case. But this board is the most knowledgeable around. Input? I already have a bench and weights. I have looked at Craig's List and will try Play It Again Sports, too.