My daughter mentioned that she wanted to get into embroidery, and I suggested that she try all the major brands. I have an old Deco 600 from the 90s which is still going strong although I haven't used it too much. I was subtly trying to push her into the dealer equivalent of the brother 770. From what I have read here, it's pretty popular and reasonably priced. Well, instead of that one she has fallen in love with the DreamMaker VE2200! She thought it was very easy to use. Her DH says to get it, but she's feeling guilty about the price. My comment was that if they can afford it, get it and don't look back. Does anyone mind telling me a ballpark price for this model? She was quoted a sale price of 3,900. She would get lessons, a starter pack of stabilizer and thread, and an extra hoop. There were several other brands at this store which she tried, but this is the one she loved.