"Oh by the way I was at Lowes today and saw a Lincoln mig welder for about $450 and it had 5 heat settings(
), I think for that one extra setting I will keep my $300."
Comparing a Harbor Freight to a Lincoln welder makes just the kind of customer for Harbor Freight wants, a price shopper.
You probably wouldn't be happy with the Lincoln because you'd assume; you paid too much and assume the HF would be of equal quality and functionability.
And, since you're not going to be welding up street rod chassis' or anything that has to look great the HF is probaobly the right choice for you. Enjoy.