Just to follow up on this. we ended up purchasing the 42 gallon Blichmann last year (actually 1.5 years ago). We chose the Blichmann b/c it was available immediately and it came in a box that was 80 cubic inches - which is was the size limit at the time for luggage on planes.
We've probably done upwards of 30 batches with the conical. Here are my thoughts:
pros - light weight, well built, nice looking, right height, went with the casters and leg extensions and it moves around nicely. Ok to clean but any difficulties are likely because of the extra height from the leg extensions
neg - lots of parts, the clamp around the middle can be fickle, the rotating racking arm tends to leak when we rotate it. "In/fill" port was not standard, even with the tri-clover option.
Overall, we are happy with it. If we can afford the import cost I would definitely like to try a stout fermenter or bright beer tank.