How's your hand doing these days? And, how's the new loom? I'm so envious! You must be on cloud 9, for sure!
Honestly, large warping mills are a nightmare to store, because they take up so much space, BUT when it comes time to wind a warp, they become the biggest slice of heaven you could imagine - especially, if you're winding a long warp. They do take a wee bit of getting used to, but after you get the hang of it, it becomes as indispensable as your loom itself. Trust me, they're not a waste of money at all.