I am a loyal fan of Singer and come from a generation of Singer seamstresses. My very first sewing machine was a singer, and every one since then has been as well. With two children of my own, I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to sewing, and this machine makes it so easy to set a pattern a step away. I have done a ton of embroidery, and I am always pleased with the way it turns out on my Singer Quantum Computerized Embroidery & Sewing Machine. This machine truly makes it look professional. I have not had any maintenance issues or trouble with needles breaking. This machine is easy to program and figure out. The digital aspect, unlike my previous machines, makes it virtually fool proof. I love that I can both sew and embroider all in one machine without taking up so much space in my house. Stitch Performance With other machines, I could only use a very specific thread, or else it would snap in the middle of stitching a seam. This machine handles so well; all of my stitches are smooth and look professionally finished. Ease of Use Love that it's digital. So easy to use, and the instruction manual is well written for everyone from beginners to pros. Fabric Handling Not a problem to report. Versatility Can sew and embroider in one machine; almost too good to be true! Design Doesn't take up much space, cute style and color scheme. Durability I haven't had any maintenance issues yet.