When I was looking at new sewing machines I just wanted a nice machine that I could make quilts on. I took my husband to the store and he saw this machine and he was mesmerized watching the embroidery part working. So he decided this was the one for me. I loved that it came preloaded with Disney characters, love them. I bought other Disney designs to use with the machine also. I do have trouble embroidering a thick towel so I don't do those anymore. It was fun making Christmas pillowcases and embroider the family members names on them. Now I have some grand babies I can't wait to embroider them some fun clothes with the Disney characters on them. Stitch Performance The stitches look and work great. There is a wide variety of stitches more than I will ever use. Ease of Use It takes a bit of figuring out the embroidery part of the machine. Plan on spending time with it or don't waste your money on it. Fabric Handling The feet help the fabric move smoothly through the machine. Versatility The machine is great, really versatile. You can sew clothes, quilt and embroider a multitude of items. Design I wish there was a way to change the bobbin thread without having to take the embroidery hoop out. Durability Keep it clean and I see this lasting the rest of my life. The automatic threader is not working as smoothly as it first did. The thread cutter doesn't always work now.