I bought this machine two years ago, but I winter in California, so I'm only able to use it in the summers. I won't say how old I am, but have your heard that you can't teach old dogs new tricks? I am unable to go to the classes to learn how to use this machine. I bought all the extra hoops, etc. It works perfectly, and embroiders perfectly when I was learning in class with someone at my elbow. I bought it mainly to do quilting with. I see the machine for sale alone on E-Bay for $6,000, but I will sell mine, with all the extras, for $4800.
I have the Janome 11000 MC SE and I love it. It is the Quilting and Embroidery machine. They do range in the price range you see on ebay for brand new with only 3 hoops and a lot of extras and that is on sale. Who ever gets this machine will be very happy.