What isn't to like about a slant-o-matic? I can see what I am sewing - my neck doesn't hurt from straining to see the needle. I thought I would never get that 401G to work - it has so many issues when I found it. I could see it had good bones. So when I found a 403 I snapped it up. I bonded to that one too. My best friend got one from me - she has one of those computerized Vikings and a very nice Pfaff her mother left her and guess what she uses.... Yeah, the 403. They are so simple and yet so well made.