I would say that I am 90% happy with my Brother machine. It's very easy to use. Easy to thread. Winding and threading bobbin are also easy. I have occasional trouble with the tension setting. It is not great to use on very thick or multi layered fabrics. I tend to only use three stiches: straight, zig zag and button hole. I don't actually know how to change to the second level of stitches...and I can't find my book to tell me how. But honestly, the odds of me using those stitches are slim.