Oh my.... Hope I have made the right decision, I have just bought a new sewing machine
I have a Pfaff 1530 that I bought in May of this year (used). She has helped me make 6 lap quilts and I love her.... I am keeping her, but she does not like to quilt very much. So, after researching and armed with my list of needs from a machine off I went to the LQS.
They sell Brother, Bernina and Pfaff. Brother won me over. I am still recovering though, big purchase for likes of a newbie like me! I have to wait a couple of days before I can pick him up.