I JUST BOUGHT ONE
I came up on this thread last week, when I was shopping around for ellipticals, and I wanted to come back and post because I was in the same exact situation! I am also 5'2" and ended up getting the NordicTrack 1300 Elite which has a 20 inch stride as well. I was worried about "overextending" as some other sites mentioned, but I took the risk, and I'm very glad I did. This machine is great, and although it is quite tall, it is very comfortable for me to use, and I've had no problems with the stride or anything else.