The X1 did get me thinking about something new though. I have always wanted to build a Voron, and the 2.4 is pretty much the best kit printer out there IMHO. When I saw a deal for this kit from AliExpress, which was on sale for around $735 plus tax after the coupons, I left it in my cart for a few days before deciding to go for it. It is not a smoking deal but if it comes with everything it says it will, then it will be a decent deal (though the price has gone up a bit since I bought mine). The kit is a for a 2.4 (R1), but I plan to build it out a a 2.4 R2 with a Stealthburner. I also picked up a Rapido UHF hot end to use with it, along with some extra parts. Since the functional parts kit was less than $80 (after the coupons), and I hate printing ABS, I picked that up as well.
As far as I know, there is no such thing as a "budget" Voron for most folks, and so I expect the costs will go up even more when I find things that need to be updated or modified, but the kit looks very complete. I expect that in the end, I could be close to the X1 Carbon territory for the outlay in cash, but the Voron is larger and I can at least work on it with readily available parts, and have tons of options to upgrade it if I want to. I hope for now though, that I can restrain myself from trying to add every possible cool mod to the printer before it ever see's it's first speed benchy. It's definitely gonna be a project, but hopefully worth it, and I will get to learn a bit about setting up kipper as well.