Went to a friend's shop yesterday and saw his new Oneway 1224 lathe. He also has a big Powermatic. The Oneway replaced a Jet mini. After the first blush of being impressed, like seeing a Ferrari, I quickly got unimpressed. Now, I'm sure it is top quality all the way. Oneway has a great reputation. But, without using it, the downsides, as I see them, are: the EVS does not have a digital read-out for RPMs; the headstock is fixed; the positioning of the bottom shelf makes getting close to the work awkward (e.g. can't put feet under and get close); the controls are on the back side, one must reach over the work, IMHO this poses a possible safety hazard. The spindle center height was a bit high for my comfort but might be OK for a tall guy.
I didn't use it or even turn it on. But those factors alone would turn me to another brand and model.
And, at about $2,500.00, I wouldn't expect these design problems to exist. Oh, well.
p.s. this ad photo is from the back side, not the working side.