Well, it really depends on what type of turning Denise wants to do, I guess if one was pumping out spindles, and table legs etc, a copy lathe would be great but, if she is more interested in bowls and such.....
Depends on budget too, as we all have learned, the lathe is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cost, but it is all in one chunk, so it seems like more.
Oneway, of course are at the head of the class, as well as that Mustard company, the Big PM is a good choice for sure.
The Nova 16-24 seems to be doing OK, and the New Nova XP is not cheap, but I think it is a great machine
The Vicmarc VL300, short bed is one fine piece of machinery for sure.
Lots to choose from, and Denise, if you have not read Sam Blasco's lathe choosing saga, look it up, a good read, and TONS of info.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward