I love my Ultra Smart! It is awesome. I also prefer the reports that one touch prints over the Abbott ones. I would say to buy an Ultra Smart when it is on sale and then call Lifescan for a free mini meter as a back up. You may even be able to just call Life Scan and have them send you a mini now.
Do not forget to order the cable.
If Life Scan did a USB meter I would go with them and never look back.