I am considering getting a new sewing machine. I only have 8....don't you think I need another? LOL. Anyway, I bought my Bernina on eBay, took it to the Bernina dealer and had it serviced. Also bought my Janome online, and it was new, so I didn't have to have it serviced right away. I sewed a LOT on it. Took it to the Bernina dealer, and had it serviced, (oiled, all that good stuff). I have my Janome serger, which I am not yet ready to part with it. I also have my Elna embroidery machine. I am still learning to use it. But, I use the Bernina and my Janome sewing machines all the time. I took my Toyota machine with us camping, and I loved having it there. But, I need to have it serviced. I just don't have the "oh I can't wait to sew" thing going on anymore when I think of my Bernina or Janome. They both do great. But, you know how it is???!!...just kinda start getting that old itch to buy a new one. I'm thinking about either trading in the Janome and Bernina, or outright selling them. I am also thinking I like the looks and attributes of the Janome Threadbanger....the one that's metal on the outside, and is mechanical, not computer operated. Even though I sew a LOT, I don't use all the decorative stitches and stuff. I might use the zig zag from time to time, but most of the time just serge instead of using the zit zag. So I don't need a bunch of extra stitches. Also, I do make a buttonhole sometimes, but not often. Anyway, if you have any comments or suggestions, let me know. I take all comments into consideration when buying, so anything you say is appreciated. Thanks and happy sewing!