"..but for myself and my requirements as long as it doesn't flex and offers the stability of a cast press"
Joe, your observation on individual tools is intelligent. What most think - wrongly - is that Lee's cast alum alloy presses flex much more than cast iron. Alum sure doesn't have the total massive strength of iron but, within it's limits, I've found that hard alum is MORE rigid than iron! I learned that some years ago when I first set up my home shop for some hobby machine work and obtained the needed dial indicator and magnetic base that made it possible to compare my "Rock Chucker" and a couple of Lee's tiny C presses, their "Reloader."
I checked press deflection with the same FL die and same box of once fired .30-06 cases carefully sized to the same shoulder lengths. Much to my surprise neither of the little Lee's moved the 1 thou reading dial indicator enough to measure but the RC lifted almost
3 thou! Now even that isn't much but it IS vastly more than the alum alloy presses flexed. So, every time I see someone's off-the-wall comment about how rigid iron presses are or how Lee presses are 'junk' I have to step in with some actual knowledge rather than specious opinion.
No honest person could read what I've posted on this thread and say I feel my RC press is junk NOR that Lee's presses are perfect. But honesty doesn't make for very interesting writing, does it?