Was cruizing through new posts, never met you before, but I would say, if you like to walk, but hate battling the weather, it is great. I don't have the Gazelle, but I have something simalar. I use it every night before I go to bed for about 20 minutes, while watching TV. I love it! I have lost 10 pounds in the past 2 - 3 weeks, by using it. Mine was only $99.?? + tax & s/h. I got it from the Home Shopping Network. I would definitely advise you to give a try. After all, the Gazelle does have a 30 day money back gaurantee, right? So if you don't like it, send it back.
Hope this helps, if you have questions, you can e-mail me.