Works wonderfully and makes beautiful embroidery! If you don't have experience with sewing or you are easily frustrated this machine will not be good for you. If you are an experienced person this machine is a little dream come true! Stitch Performance excellent. no problems. the machine worked perfectly out of the box with no problems. Ease of Use the machine is not so intuitive. so you have to THINK about what you are doing. if you cannot think through a problem this machine will be very frustrating for you to use. BUT when you have thought through the problem usually the solution is very easy with this machine. NONE of the small problems are too difficult to solve. Fabric Handling handles a broad array of fabrics VERY nicely. Versatility lots of uber cool stitches built in. also works nicely as a sewing machine, Design nicely machined parts and very well designed machine. Everything works well on this machine and it does so consistently. The software has a few glitches that are easily fixed with the software upgrade free on the Singer site. Durability I just bought this machine a few weeks ago. I've had a few things I've had to think through about how to use it. If you take your time you can understand how to use the machine. If you're in a hurry then you will have nothing but headaches with it. But this machine is a little gem and a workhorse too. Highly reccomended.