Re: 2 questions for a new guy.
I think that sounds like a good idea. Vortex basically sounds like a deep funnel with a sort of built in mod, except with the holes a little higher. Alien sounds just like a super shallow funnel.
So i'll run with the price idea and pick up a vortex. Anything is better than the dirt cheap cracked bowl I'm working with now i guess.
However, if anyone has had experience with both, I am totally open for some feedback!