I got my Bernina Aurora 440 QE a few years ago. It sews better than any other machine I've ever owned. I've loved using it. It does take awhile to get to know the machine but once you do it's fabulous. The one drawback is the bobbin system, you can't see when you're running out of bobbin thread. Recently, I've had problems with the machine,first kind of sputtering and then finally turning on and now it's dead, not wanting too turn on, AT ALL. I now need take it in for servicing and the only place that repairs Bernina's is about an hour away from me. This is VERY inconvenient. I feel the machine is overly sensitive. I would not get another one. If they can't fix it, I will go to another brand because I feel the brand is too fussy and it's so annoying to only have a scant few places for repair. It's quite upsetting that it's only a few years old, cost a lot of money to buy and won't even turn on now when I've treated it nicely and taken great care of it.