I am in the research stage of looking for a mid - long arm quilting machine and frame. Since this will be a life long decision (I'm not sure my husband will go for it once let alone twice if I don't like the first one). I must make the right decision. I tried a tin lizzy 18, that's when I realized I must have one. A lady at quilters guild has a HQ16 and loves it. She recommend only buying new (I think she knows someone who had a bad experience buying a used Gammil) I would appreciate any responces about this subject. Thanks so much!