My current machine is terminal. It's a "big Box" Brother 9000 that has made 80+ quilts in the last 2 years and is now sewing only large basting-type stitches, running forward when you press the reverse button and taking more patience than I possess. (If you turn it off/on a few times and hold your tongue JUST right you might be able to get regular stitches. but ... sometimes not.)
My husband has called around and found a quilt shop 45 miles from us that has a Janome MC 6600 Pro for $1100. It is a demo that has been used 11 times. The lady will teach me its use and I can come in whenever I want for as long as I want. (Given that she will be running the shop around me.)
So what are our thoughts? I'm still getting him to get warranty information.