my opinion: If you're going to be moving, I would stick with the folding one because after moving long distances and taking my table apart and putting it back together over and over it just gets really cumbersome and annoying. My table also has the side trays but I've taken them off because not only will you bump into them but the plastic can become brittle with age and crack-thus breaking them further when you bump into them. I don't really care for any extra drawers and stuff because they all just get in the way. If I need drawers I can put one of those rolling plastic bins (the kind you get at officemax or staples) next to my table. The folding table doesn't have any kind of bar along the bottom though like your old one. I kind of prefer that sort of foot rest but if you want one I guess you could get a stool or something.