Looked at a new Miller catalog the other day. Can't find the Passport Plus anymore, and that was a machine I have pondered getting as being a lot lighter than my MM175, which is getting a little heavy for an old man to lug up ladders and stairs. The Passport Plus seems to have been superceded by the multi-process Multimatic 200. Why? The welding supply store fella (they carry Miller and other brands) mumbled a speculation that maybe a better welder was replacing one that was frequently in need of repair. True?

Has the Multimatic 200 been out long enough that anyone here will venture opinions on it? How does it compare with the lightweight multi-process inverter welders from other companies? Any preferences here?

A lightweight multiprocess machine could be real handy, but are we getting too mechanically/electronically complex for good reliability?