I traded in my two year old Baby Lock embroidery machine for the top of the line Ellisimo last week and have been having a blast with it. I sew a lot, practically every day. I had my eye on a decidedly not top of the line one when I walked by the Ellisimo and noticed it had a tablet plugged into the side of it. Intrigued, I asked about it and was told you can draw on the tablet and the machine will stitch what you draw. Shut! Up! That made the decision easy. A lot of the commercially available embroidery patterns are cutesy and country and just not me. I am no longer bound by the artwork of others. Huzzah!