Love all the stitches, buttonholes, presser feet, etc. The threading of the upper thread and bobbin is very easy.My only 2 gripes--there seems to be a lot of plastic, which worries me for the long term. My last machine, a Euro-Pro, was all metal. I also wish this came with a case or cover. Lastly, the presser foot doesn't raise up very far, and it's difficult to hold the lever in the up position while trying to put thick layers under the foot.Other than those things, I am very happy with my purchase, and the price was right!