So, I have an "old" Brother sewing machine and it's been acting very wonky for a while, so today when the fabric I was working with wouldn't catch on the feeder and the foot lever wouldn't go all the way up, I finally took it to a Vac and Sew shop... In the 10 years I've had it, it has never been serviced.... Anyway, the nice lady at the shop estimated it would be about $120 to have it fixed, but advised that I find a nice way to dispose of the machine instead... I've wanted a new machine for a while, so she showed me what she had for sale. This Janome is what I/m thinking of. Any thoughts??