Hi, I had to put my trusty embroidery machine in the shop again. The poor thing is probably just worn out. I am looking to possibly purchase a newer one to replace it. The problem is I have a medium size fortune tied up in designs and software that many of the newer machines don't use. I am looking at a Brother PE-780D. It uses the same format PES as my current machine and I think I can download designs onto a USB stick and use it with that model machine. I just wondered if any of you owned one and how you liked it. My Bernina dealer tried to talk me into buying a combination machine. I don't need another sewing machine and I didn't want ot spend $6000. Any information would be wonderful.