If you can find a Luxe of any kind for $500, I'd be seriously impressed.
I have no real preference for either poppets or spools, and Luxe 1.0's of any kind are way above $500. Clones are okay, but I'm just not a big fan of MacDev.
I'd take the DM because I prefer spools and you won't really need to shoot more than 8 pods in NCPA since its x-ball. I'd take a Luxe 1.0 w/2.0 core or Clone VX over either though.
I have seen several 1.0s in fair condition for $600 or even less.
My point exactly. $600 is more than $500.