Although I'm a long time Nikon user, I seriously would not recommend a FE or FE2. No more parts is the most important reason. F3 is heavy, has slow sync speed and need the strange AS4 to attach a flash. I dislike the +- meter reading on FM2 as one previous post points out. Don't know how much the metering is off.
The reason I would rather recommend a Minolta X700 is that it still have spare parts and it is CHEAP. I have the good fortune of handling it when my friend gave one to me for free. It has the same "match needle" type metering as in FM3A, FE or FE2 but in an LED form!! At least I can see the meter reading when the ambient light is low unlike my FM3A. Its shutter also sounds more quiet than my FM3A. Just that I don't want to own another system so I finally gave it to my neighbour.