Just so you all know, the Softstep 1 and 2 are nearly identical operationally. The 2 has a slightly different layout and lighting scheme and a slightly faster processor but otherwise they are the same. So if you're using simple commands, no reason why you can't buy a used SS 1 and save some cash.
Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.
- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)