Ed, I had Normans and speedo's for a long time and your right their great. But now that I run my commercal side on location now I find the mono lights far more mobil and effeciant. Their light weight,set up quickly and are complete in individual cases for easy packing. The power packs are very heavy and take a lot of room and require more setup. They also pull more amp on a surge(20) than the momo's so your more subject to tripping circuits. In an established studio these issues are not a problem. But for someone going from location to location they can be a nightmare.

Michael, Your list is perfect, I still suggest that when your starting out that your a little more creative in solving the equipment bug. These other options give an individualized look to your effort at exacuting images.