20 years ago I bought a Janome Memory Craft 8000 which was an awesome machine, I sewed thousand of miles with it, I still have it but I wore it out! That machine never had any problems with it and sewed such a precise perfect stitch, it was a great machine. I have a Janome Jem Platinum 760 for taking to retreats which is also a great little stitching machine (perfect stitch). I just bought myself a Bernina 450 and I'm really liking it! I bought a Bernina because of all the good reviews I have heard...I made sure the model I bought was made in Switzerland.