Hey Vaughn, I don't own a beltsander, I'd like to, but I don't right now, I have used a number at different jobs over the years.
I have found that they way the fit your hand really matters, when you get to the good quality of the PC, Boschs, or say Makita, the fit in the hand, and the deal you can get comes into play.
I'd head down to your local Borg and test fit them in you hands first.
I've heard some good things about the Bosch too, but I've also heard some say they HATED the way it fit their hands.
Food for thought.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward