Santa brought me EQ7, just as I requested. I've been messing with it for two days now, and I'm amazed at its capabilities. However, I'm starting to think this might fall into the "Be-careful-what-you-wish-for" category. Will I ever learn all of its capabilities? Will I ever be able to use it without having the open instruction book beside me? And I can certainly see how I might lose all perspective on how a quilt looks to the outside observer. After messing with something for a while, I can't tell any more whether I like it or not. Too many colors, patterns, borders, blocks, etc.? I can't tell after a while. I wonder if those of you with more experience might have some helpful hints or rules of thumb that guide you. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, and I can't even articulate a question.