I'm heavily leaning toward an Oneida V3000, for several reasons. 1) it's made in the USA, 2) it has a much longer cone which should provide better chip separation, 3) even with the longer cone its 88" assembled height still fits in my basement shop, 4) Oneida provides much better data on the actual measured performance of their units, using real world numbers and realistic conditions. After A LOT (probably too much) of research I've arrived at the conclusion that the CFM figures that Laguna provides are just not possible given the size of the unit and hp of the motor.
That said, I'm still eager to hear how it performs and see how you set up your system! I'm frequently wrong and dont mind admitting it lol
---Trudging the Road of Happy Destiny---