I can't argue with getting something that's not obsolete... I've said that to many on here, many times... mabey including you.
That said... there's a fair bit of NH stuff that's gotten very obsolete as well. If you're running from that boogeyman... you better jump ahead to something like a 565 or that generation. That will cost a lot more money that a knotter stack...
I don't mind spending a bit of money on something like that IF the rest of the machine is still usable.