I'm in the market to upgrade my Bernina. Does any one have the Bernina activa 230 PE? My lqs has one on sale for around $1000 but from the reviews I've read about it, it doesn't sound like it is worth the money. I really like the old Bernina I have now but I'm looking for a few more features like automatic needle threader( the eyes aren't what they used to be!) needle down, more stitches, and thread cutter. I quess I'm willing to give another brand a try but I'm used to my old workhorse. Cost is also an issue now- colleges don't take buying a new sewing machine as a good excuse to skip payments! Help anyone?