I did the Kickstarter for the Sansaire way back in the day, and while I'm still very happy with the product I received it's obvious that the new cookers offer more flexibility for the price. I'm not talking about phone apps and other bells and whistles, but form-factor. My Sansaire is roughly the same size as a blender (Oster, not Vitamix) and the minimum fill line is maybe half way up the body. That limits the containers that I can use it in and expands the amount of water I need for cooking. The Anova and Joule both have smaller footprints and pump configurations that allow for using shorter pans and tubs. It seems like this wouldn't be a big deal, but it means that every time I sous vide it's a big production. I can't just put some asparagus and butter in a zip-lock and toss it in a pot with the cooker. I have to get out the Cambro, put three or four gallons of water in there and wait for all of that to get heated up. If Md can get me a good deal on a replacement, I will take it.