After reading this thread I grabbed my MMF-2.2 which has been sitting unused for a while and put it in my main system. I have to say, it sounded really nice.
I have better tables now and there are sonic gains to be made stepping up from this table, but I think it's a great starter table that you could enjoy for a long time.
The biggest differences I noticed between this and my other turntables (Music Hall MMF-7.1 with a Van Den Hul MC Two cartridge and a Clearaudio Emotion with a Hana SL cart) were that the bass is not as tight, it does not have as detailed of a sound stage, and a little less "airiness". Some of that may be due to the differences in carts, a Nagaoka MP-500 vs a couple of nice MC carts.
If this table was all I had to listen to, I would not be disappointed in any way.