This is the best newer machine I've owned. In my opinion, Singer has the best older, all metal machines and Brother has the best newer, plastic machines. Mine is the Project Runway limited edition. That was one of the selling point for me. I used to love Project Runway. Once it moved to Lifetime, it started to go downhill. OK, back to my machine. It has 50 pre-programed stitches. I love this thing.
My hoop. I have the cheapy [I know it's not a word but i will continue to use it.] wooden hoops, but they seem to break mid project. So I upgraded to plastic. Now my wooden hoops are going to be frames. The less handling, the better. I love my plastic hoop but am so annoyed by the creases it makes. I'm putting a Q Snap on my Christmas list along with a scroll frame.