When I first looked at Long Arms, Gammill's & APQS where the big boys, and the Prodigy (loved it) had just come out. I couldn't fathom putting that kind of money into a LA, but now I can. I'm very interested in the ABM Innova, and the A-1. The A-1 is 22" throat and sounds like a lovely machine from the results of reading some of the art quilters who work with it - I've not tried it. The Innova is a 26" throat and it about $5,000 more. I can buy a used 2 yr old A-1 and save some money and see if I really want to do this. What about you Long Armers out there? What do you use, why and what would you change?