I went to my LQS and they had a demo today with a Bernina 440QE. It was an awesome machine!! On sale for $3,000. I so couldn't afford that even though i wish i could!! Anyhow, there was another lady watching the demo next to me, she ended up buying it. Lucky her!! She was going to sell her machine which is a Bernina Artista 170 with the embroidery update (never used) she wants to sell it to me for 1500.00!!! I feel sooooo lucky today!! There isn't much difference between the two machines so i figured might as well!!! Okay, now, is this too much? Any comments on this machine Now, don't hold back--i'd rather know now. tomorrow i'm supposed to go to her house and look at everything. I can maybe talk her down on the price-we'll see.