I recently upgraded to a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700 QCP. I didn't need it but wanted it. :)
I spent megabucks on it, but today it paid for itself 10 times over.
My soon to be 5 year old grandson just called me to tell me that he went to a friends "Karate birthday party" yesterday and won a gold star from the Sensei for doing a good job. Of course I tried to congratulate him, but he was intent on asking me if I would sew it onto his backpack for him. His mother could easily do it with a needle and thread, but she will have to wrestle me to the ground to take over this assigned task.
I am still beaming!