I was just at the State Fair and was quoted $1,500. This is a pretty good price for it, isn't it? Would be interested in comments about this machine too. My sister pointed out that there is no free arm, so she wouldn't be able to hem pants cuffs on it (her primary sewing task at home). It looked great for quilting, though. I already have a Bernina 1230 so I don't actually *need* a 6600; I just *want* a 6600.
The reason I asked about the syllables is because I always thought there were 2 syllables in Janome and that it rhymed with Nome, Alaska. The saleswoman pronounced it as 3 syllables (Jah-no-me).