I have had a DW735 for many years. I don't regret buying it.
I have had to replace the dust shroud twice as it is plastic and the amount of lumber I planed wore it down.
If I had to do it over again, I probably would get another - or look for a used 15".
The problem w/ getting a 15" is that it isn't portable at all. I built a roll around cart for my DW735 - so I can "flip" the planer down into the cart and roll the cart under my table saw extension when not in use.