I am taking my back up Bernina to the REAL Bernina shop in Kansas City today. Both machines are having issues that someone trained to work with the computer bit in the machine needs to look at. I was thinking yesterday about how happy I am with my sewing machines. They do anything I ask them to with very little complaining. I run them about 50 hours a week and so far (I am knocking on my little oak desk) I have had very little problems. So if you are looking for a sewing machine this holiday season, go look at a Bernina. They offer financing. My first one I bought with one of my crappy mutual funds (it was doing terrible, so I sold it and invested in myself). The second I bought with money made from the bags I made on the first one. Not a bad deal.
Have a great Day!