Opinions, Opinions.....you have a lot of those here on THR. All my presses are green: two progressives (one with 7 stations even) and 2 single station presses, but I agree with cfullgraf....what ever the color/brand, they all can load ammo. Some with less headache than others. And any press/brand can load bad ammo if the loader is impatient, or can't follow directions.....and we all have our days. First order of business with any press is to be fresh of mind, have no distractions and don't load anything until you understand the directions.....do that and you should be fine. If I was starting the hobby today, and wasn't exactly flush with cash, and I was only loading pistol, I'd take a serious look at Lee's latest Progressive, the Lee Auto Breech Lock Pro. Very inexpensive and very capable......and a good place to start. Down the road like cfullgraf said you will want a single station press, but you don't have to start with one if you don't get too complicated. The Breech Lock Pro is pretty simple and you can load one case at a time until you get the hang of it.......good luck with your adventure. P.S. Important.......any press will work poorly on a crappy flexing bench. Mount it on something strong and sturdy.