I'm not saying this is the table to buy. I have no idea how it sounds other than what some reviews have said about it. Rather, it is rurnkey and ready to plaY, it has sourced parts from VPI and appears to be of good quality. Whether Rega, Clear Audio or any other manufactures makes a better table at this price, well, I don't know. But, they do not offer a package. This table comes with a phono preamp and cartridge, so you could say that the table is around $1800 and the others add to the cost, for better or worse. In today market, that price is about what is expected for what you get here.
Really, there are a ton of other tables out there that are way more expensive and a much, much less value. The price of this table has become a tempest in the teapot.
IMO Rega make a great arm and value oriented table......but it is mostly injection molded plastic and mdf. Their success is in how they were able to exploit the virtues of their arm in a budget and inexpensive table, which kept them viable during lean years. When you buy a Rega 3 or lower you are eventually on an upgrade path that, in the end, will eliminate all but the arm. But that is another story and doesn't take away the good value, right out of the box, that Rega's are.