Welcome to the Tribe!
I have to agree, it's really nice to order your own, with everything set up the way you want it... you probably will end up close to or the same amount of dollars spent, but you will have your own individual instrument. I absolutely love my zendrum! Working with The Inspector is going to be one of the best experiences you will have... ever! .... when dealing with a small independent company. Heck Dave has emailed AND called me when I had issues, and is right there to back up his work. 100%.
It's nice to get a less expensive model, but in the end, you will be much happier with the Z4.