The WorkSharp 3000 is a fantastic tool. After about a 20 minute learning period I could sharpen chisels and plane blades better than my dad---and he was really good at it. The 3000 lets me put the tool back in EXACTLY the same place it was before to continue working. I cannot do that by hand. As Glenn says, "I don't have the sharpening gene."
The WorkSharp 2000 has no apeal to me. It still requires that I put the blade back exactly where it was before---just like all of the other sharpening techniques.
I spent time yesterday smoothing a 30 x 48 inch piece of plywood that had been face glued to another piece. There is no way in the world I could have done that with my tools before the WorkSharp. Geeze, I sound like I own stock in the company...wish I did. I don't even know anyone there.
Anyway it is a great tool I am sure that you will really enjoy it.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.