pestobanana, you have it backwards
LCT is the one that comes pre-upgraded from the factory. Which explains the extra pricing. The LCT I didn't even bother changing out the internals. I Rhop'd it with a prommy 6.05 and a prommy purple and I'm satisfied to say the least. E&L is the better upgrade platform, with the ok internals, that I'd change ASAP anyways. Either one is great for the buck but my vote still goes to the LCT for QC and overall quality, the seemingly unlimited amount of after market parts available and compatibility with DaytonaGun and Zenit accessories. E&L requires heavy modification for both things mentioned. IF* Hydrogenius ever decides on either in his airsoft career. Hope this somewhat helps!