I absolutely love my new mixer!! Easy to use, easy to clean (just make sure you don' t put the attachments in the dishwasher, it will ruin them). I thought I would prefer the metal bowl, but now that I have used the glass bowl it's definitely the way to go--it's so easy to see what's going on in there, especially with dough. I've already made pizza crust and english muffin dough and they turned out great. The color looks awesome in my kitchen.
I have wanted a KitchenAid for many, many years and finally decided that is was my turn to spoil myself! I have always loved baking, but hated the mess that my hand mixer would make and how you needed to make sure that your butter was soft before you started mixing it and how you had to add the flour a little at a time...well I tell my first use of my new KitchenAid mixer was making a big batch of oatmeal butterscotch cookies and everything seemed so effortless, right down to having the butter right out of the fridge and pretty much dumping my whole flour mixture right in the mixer and having it mix right up!! Highly recommend this mixer and am sorry that I waited so long to treat myself!!!