Well, after much hemming and hawing and endless searching I pulled the trigger and ordered an Omega vert 350 from Discountjuicers.com. John was prompt with answering my questions and suggested other juicers for me to consider but ultimately it came down to a space problem...not outer space but counter space. Tiny NYC apartment with tinier kitchen where every square foot is fought for.
I considered the Omega 8004 but it is a much larger footprint. I am lucky that the Vert350 happens to be a decent juicer as well as having a small footprint. Sad that my decision came down to that one factor but it did. In fact it was the first consideration figuring any juice would be better than no juice. I am not eating my greens so I might as well drink them and my BP is going in the wrong direction so I needed to turn that number around. Juicing is just one part. Exercise, meditation, less coffee are next. I can't lose too much weight but maybe 5lbs but I don't think that is a big issue. Genetics also play a big role here. I have already outlived my father by 7 years so I feel like I am ahead of the game already. So without further ado a modified lifestyle awaits me. Fortunately my GF is on board with this change.
When I first posted the Vert 330 was the rage but issues arose. Hopefully the 350 has resolved those. I just hope the newest, latest and greatest does not soon replace the 350. Hopefully not. Thanks for the advice and looking forward to a 'healthier' NYC lifestyle.