I just got the Janome 200e. I couldn't be happier. After two hours, one broken needle and one birds nest, I had embroidered the most beautiful butterfly in no time! The design field is bigger than I thought which makes me very happy. This machine is very user friendly and a steal for the price. For a beginner in embroidery, this machine cant' be beat. IMHO Janome is the "Honda" of sewing machines, great quality, reasonable price and holds its value.
Richmond Hill, GA