Thoughts on Music Hall MMF 2.2 at $299?

I know this was a highly regarded machine at its original price, but we now have companies like U-Turn and such with tables on the market in the sub-$300 price range.

My vinyl has been boxed away for 20 years, and I'm ready to get back into it, but I'm not prepared to spend a lot of money on a turntable until I'm settled that it will be a mainstay in my system.

Seems to me if it was a competitive turntable at its original price of $450, that it would be a no-brainer at $299, but before I pull the trigger, just wanted a bit of validation.