I have had this machine for almost 12 years. It has seen moderate to heavy use. from me, my daughters and now my granddaughters. It still works just as good as it did the day I took it out of the box. I have had very little issues with the machine, even though we were all very much beginners when I bought it. I have sew a lot of heavy and delicate fabrics with this. I would highly recommend this and any Husquavarna Viking. It was well worth the price. Stitch Performance All 25 stitches going strong after 11.5 years. Ease of Use One of the easiest to use machines I have com across. Fabric Handling As long as I remember to let the machine do the work, it is great. Versatility I've sew everything from leather to tulle with no issues Durability Still running like it just came out of the box. I bought this machine August of 2003.