Fern and Roby Montrose TT anyone?

I've been interested in this turntable and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with it? Have you also considered it, but ultimately decided to go with something else...why? What did you get instead? I have seen one or two reviews on "Positive Feedback" where the reviewers bought it, but not much else. Thanks.
There are some glowing reviews online.

I think the issue is (might be?) that while these products look so cool you have to wonder if the sound quality is there? The industrial steampunk look is fun but the line is there for overdoing it?

But then again there are a lot of over the top table designs that look like deep sea oil rigs, etc...