Yes, I've heard that too (about the masticating types being better). I just thought it was a marginal difference. But I now think it is much bigger than that. I am going to store my Juiceman Jr. for now and maybe give it to my mother.
I used to think the Champion was harder to clean, but it really isn't. It just can't go in the dishwasher (or at least, I'm not willing to risk putting the parts in there).