I'm busting!!! Had to tell ya all--I just got off Amazon.com and bought myself (DH didn't get the hint I wanted HIM to buy it for me for Xmas!!) a Brother PC420 PRW Limited Edition machine and extension table!!! After hours of researching Brother Machines, this had the features I really wanted-knee-lift bar, auto thread cutter, needle up/down button, just to mention a few. Amazon had the best price, free shipping and no sales tax-so after weeks of humming and hawing and trying to justify it (I have a really good and totally adequate Brother Star 230E now and I love it - but-- ), I decided I just had to have it! It has so many other features I probably will never use since I don't sew clothes or anything, but maybe someday!! Anyway, I was just busting to tell ya!!