(Panama City, FL)
I couldn't agree more. I got a proform for my wife and I and right off the bat, the normal stance was on a pretty agressive incline. I'm used to treadmills on Navy ships out at sea so I don't mind the occasional slight incline, but this was ridiculous.
After raising the back legs, we used it for about 2 days before it started quiting on us. Maybe 1 1/2 miles is not considered entry level but it can't even pull that off without stopping and you have to wait for it to cool down before starting again.
Lastly, the readings are faulty from just plain inaccurate, to just freezing mid workout. Definitely a waist of money for us, hopefully not for you too.