leah, congrats on your wheel purchase! i am thinking you might have got yours from the same NZ seller one ebay i did! and that's the wheel i got too! it is my first wheel and i understand it is many people's first wheel. although i don't have much to compare it to (and don't use it near as much as i would like,) i absolutely LOVE it and i think you will too! i also was looking at the lendrum folding, though, and am strongly considering making that my second wheel, either that or a majacraft, trying to hold out for stitches in october.
wishing you the best in your spinning endeavors!!!