I'm not sure the EZ-Q has sold me totally on APQS, but then it's old and used and might not be performing up to snuff. What I've learned is that longarm (or shortarm, in this case) quilting in definitely something I enjoy doing and want to pursue, which was my goal in purchasing this machine. I didn't want to jump into a $15,000 to $17,000 machine without a quilt or two under my belt. I've test driven the Gammills and was shocked at how far longarms have come since mine was made, but won't be able to experience a new APQS until Thursday. I also, honestly, haven't been too impressed with the APQS customer service. I called four times over a span of two days and finally at the end of the second day got a call back so that I could BUY stuff. If it's hard to buy from a company, I'm not sure how they'll be once I've bought. Everyone has mentioned the great customer service, but I just didn't see it. I have, however, seen the Gone Quilting video and it was pretty convincing. So there is my dilemma, with more detail than anyone probably wants. I want the best machine, with the best service. I'm not sure either machine would be a huge mistake, but I want my quilting time to be as problem-free as possible. Thanks to everybody for your comments.