Happy Minolta trails, Sid. The Minolta and Pentax manual focus stuff is underapprecated, now that Nikon and Canon so dominate the current camera media.
The X-700 has a capacitor problem, as do all the X-570, 370, and 300 cameras. Look for an older body for a safer long term back up for your minolts glass. Some of the 80's third party glass was not great, but the oem primes are really good.
Pleased you are dipping your toe into the analog pond.