I doubt that one could wear out any of the cast iron presses from Rcbs, Lyman, Redding, or Lee in a lifetime. Lots of folk complain about the Rcbs now being made in China and i am guilty of the same but if you have handled one you would realize that it is a beast of a press and as sturdy as it would have been if it were made in the U.S.A.13.5 Yrs, bench competition, 45 yrs of hunting loads, practice loads, one house fire, and all that time and reloading. One press, RCBS Rockchucker. Find a used one for a better deal, go for it. It won't be worn out, even if it was send it back and they will fix it.
I listed these presses because of their features. All have efficient, effective, through-the-ram spent primer/debris handling to keep the press, bench and floor clean. They also do a better job of keeping the abrasive debris out of the ram-frame bearing, reducing wear."Best bang/$: Lee Classic Cast
Best: Forster Co-Ax.
Honorable mention: Redding Big Boss II and UltraMag"
Jake, without getting into which press is "best" in any way, doesn't it seem all of those presses are vastly over strong - and costly - for single stages limited to loading Mr. Soontobe's handgun ammo?