Jamie, I have no idea of the room you have but IMOOP, individual machines are 99.9% of the time going to be better.
Can't beat a Bridgeport or a WellsIndex some pacific rim machines are not too bad as long as they specify class 7 bearings, Meehanite Castings and hand scraping.
Rong Fu makes a square column mill drill, model 45, and that does make a difference but at 2K USD you may just luck out with a Bdgpt.
Southbend Lathe is a good old name, still in business.
Logan Lathe is another not made but much support out there.
Hardinge Lathes are ***aces*** but tend to be expensive
Monarch Lathes is very good and because of weight are not as sought after as Hardinge but me personally I lust after a nice clean Monarch 10EE.
Suggestions, spend some time over on USENET the news group: rec.crafts.metalworking and lurk for a bit. Fellow Marty Escarcega dabbles in buying and selling used machinery plus the real dyed in the wool used tool dealers like Dave Sobel and Meridian Machinery. All these folks hang out there.
As with woodworking but even more so, TOOLING is the big expense if the machines don't come with chucks, accessories etc., you can spend a good bit of money on that stuff perhaps as much as you spent on the actual machine.
For expample, a nice Rockwell 15 inch vari speed drill press, US made, bench model went for over $500 USD on ebay and a cherry Logan Shaper went for over $600 USD recently. Now admittedly not everyone needs a metal shaper but those are just some price that are fresh in my feeble mind.
"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish"