I have a H. Viking that I paid $1100 for and they are getting cheaper now. I bought it a Joanns and it has a 10 in throat and all the bells and whistles you need except the auto thread cutter. It really made a difference when pushing all that quilt thru. I really like that you can fill the bobbin when the needle is still threaded. It is computerized and that takes some getting used to if you have never used one.