Julia: counterbalance or countermarche?
I am considering a Julia, either counterbalance or countermarche. I'm not an experienced weaver so I don't know if I'd fully appreciate a countermarche. I want a very solid, sturdy, little loom! Sturdy, solid, and ease of treadling/beating are my priorities. I'd like to weave table linens and also weave with my handspun Cotswold. What is everyone's advice? Should I go "whole hog" and do the countermarche thing even if I'm a novice weaver? Also, the Julia looks like it has a higher front beam, more "normal" heightin general, than the Toika Lila. Any thoughts on the two? I wish I could test drive one but no one around here has either type. I'd appreciate everyone's thoughts before I buy one sight unseen.