Wow!!! I've had this a couple years and it continues to impress me! It is so feature rich and easy to use! It's even easy to clean! I can't rave enough about the easy drop and sew bobbin casing and I just love love LOVE it! It's a dream come true to have this. I save so much time now that I don't have to fight constantly with my crappy "beginner" machine that I sew nearly twice as much as I did before! I will always recommend this machine to anyone who sews regularly or are even thinking they will sew at least a few big projects a year. The only thing I would change is that the throat is very very small/short. I prop it up on a couple text books while I sew! :) Invest in quality items that will last and you will end up saving in the long run!