So, my 8 year old AD finally gave up the ghost.
Can't really afford any of the high end stuff, but have found a cool little helmet at my LWS that fits the budget.
Has a large window, 4" x 2 1/4", 4 sensors, 9 to 13 adj, grind mode, and battery back up.
I was pleased by the demo, but have not really heard of WELDCOTE hardware before. I know they make consumables.
We usually use Weldcote wire at work, maybe 3 33# rolls a week. I have no complaints with the wire. The wire and everything else I have seen is from China. Make sure you can buy the coverplates. You may end up cutting a 4"x5" coverplate to fit. It might take the same plates as the chinese Huntsman or weldmark hoods.