I can get a Hovabator 1602 locally for less than $50. The 1588 I would have to order online and it would be $126 plus shipping. I am wanting to set 12 or less eggs. It is my first time incubating. Is it worth spending two to three times the money to get the 1588? (Keeping in mind that money is always tight, but that I see no reason to waste money on a product that I won't be happy with). I have read the archives on incubators and they just seem to go around and around with different people preferring different things. I know the 1588 is the better choice, but is it really worth the substantial price difference for a beginner?