i vote bum deal. the plant will live and all, but it will take some time to really be a strong bloomer. you're lucky about the roots, i've gotten a lot of oncidiums on an auction site that are bare-root, except i think the seller thought bare-root means no roots at all. but even all of those have lived. oncidiums are pretty tough. i would get another one blooming sized. you can aways tell yourself you paid full for the cattleya and only 2$ for the sharry baby.