The Shapeoko 2 is what first piqued my interest in CNC routers, but the OX is what got me moving. Even though I've committed to an OX build (bulk of the parts arrived yesterday morning), there is enough in common between the OX and the Shapeoko 2 that it well worth keeping up with the Shapeoko community. And then we have the Shapeoko 3. My read on the Shapeoko 3 is that it is slightly larger, more complete, more refined, and less customizable product than the Shapeoko 2. The Carbide Motion controller attracts my attention the most, just because the controller is where one could close up the platform. I'm not saying that they've closed the platform, or even made a move in that direction, but the controller is where I first look for that kind of move. There has been a change in licensing, to CC-BY-SA-NC, which is interesting. It seems like the relationship with Inventables will be different when it comes to the SO3 as well. I'm curious what others here on OpenBuilds feel about the SO3. After watching Makerbot walk away from the community that launched it, I'm wary, and probably more than is justified. Then again, the 3D printer community seems healthier than ever, with really decent models available for about $500 and software improving in leaps and bounds, but inexpensive desktop 3D printers are now something you buy rather than build. That's mostly a good thing, but a real change from a couple of years ago. In any case, having rebuilt an old commercial CNC router, and knowing that one can build an open source software tool chain for a CNC router, I can take some comfort in being able to make a CNC router to my own specifications.