I needed to get my physical fitness back up to snuff. Tried going running a couple of times, but I put on too much weight and it hurt my back and knees too bad. I talked to my doctor, and he was the one who suggested an eliptical. The benefits of going for a jog without smashing your feet in to the ground and hurting the joints sounded good to me. He suggested what to look for and I started looking.
The Free Style 5.6e had the major stuff I was looking out for. The cushioned pedals are oversized so I don't worry about my foot slipping off when I get going. Everything feels real comfy, and my legs and my back feel great when I'm done. I'm losing weight, too.