I have a chance of purchasing a Nautilus Smith machine with Cable crossover for a really good price but have been warned off it by a couple of mates. Their argument centres around the age old debate free weights versus machines.
I am a free weight devotee myself having only exercised on machines infrequently, though I must admit to quite liking the look and feel of this machine.
What are your opinions of the free weight versus machines topic in general and more specifically your opinions of the Smith Machine? Is it a good piece of equipment or just plain crap?