I enjoy sewing very much, so when I purchase this one I was very happy that it was very easy to use. I started sewing in school, so I do know how to sew, because at that time we were taught how to read patterns, and we also learned all about our sewing machines. Now at school, the girls just don't get to learn the same way that we did. For the price of this sewing maching, and the fact that it is of a sturdy quality, you will have many happy years of sewing. I would make many of my daugthers clothes, staring out from infants to adults. Now I'm at the point of making many of my graunddaughters clothes. Like my last project was to make a winter coat, along with a scarf and hat to match. My granddaughters look so cute in their new coats. That brings me so much joy. So this sewing machine is a true keeper for me, and I hope that it will last a very long time. The little up keep so far is not bad. Stitch Performance The stitch performance is good, now that I know what I'm doing. Ease of Use It is easy to use, just try it. Fabric Handling Fabric handing is not great. Sometimes if the fabric is to thick, I have a hard time sewing, because the thread will break. Versatility It has versatility, you just need to know how to use it. Design The design looks good. Durability I feel that the durability is very good. I have been using this machine for some time, and if you take care of it, it will last.