My ancient battered Jobo CPE2 (the old version with the dual speeds) looks like it is dying on me. The motor is starting to make strange noises and can hardly cope with larger drums. I am going to replace it as they seem very reasonable at used prices.
My thought is that I may take this opportunity to upgrade to one of the 'better' models, but I am not sure whether it is worth it. I mainly develop monochrome 120 and 35mm in 1500 series tanks, and occasionally 4x5 sheet film in the 2521 tank.
I have been thinking of starting C41 (mainly for use with XP2 after reading Way Beyond Monochrome). I don't shoot much colour or slide film, but do from time to time. Up to now I have been sending this stuff to a lab.
Is it worth getting a CPA2 or CPP2 instead? Is it worth having the lift (which I didn't have on my old CPE-2). From what I can gather searching many find the lift essential.