Quote Originally Posted by Joe Symchyshyn
I agree with lee and Bob Carnie.

With what you're interested in Nicole, I would say that a 4x5 enlarger isn't so much about you moving up to large format as it is having a rock solid and stable system.
There ARE pretty solid 6x9 enlargers out there.. and there are some junk 4x5" enlargers out there.. They are loads of 4x5" enlargers that are horribly out of alignment--- and where the main tool to set them up into alignment is a big hammer and a method of wacking 'til its OK.. Don't confuse the format with "stability", quality or alignment.