I bought this machine after a traumatic time in my life after caring for my Mom and brother. I lost them both within 2 months, and I cared for them for 5 months.
It was at the tail end of a quilt show, and they offered a very good price so they wouldn't have to take it back to the store.
It was a mistake--a very costly mistake.
The store ended up going out of business before I could get classes done. Little did I know at the time, but the machine was already out-dated to the point that I could not get programs online because the technology was outdated. I like the way it sews, but I wanted to do embroidery with it also. I bought a reader/writer box to be able to download programs, and have never been able to get it to work. Now the computer programs are so far advanced that it makes it useless.
I don't think I would ever buy a Viking again.
Sadly machines are so high priced that the home sewer/quilter cannot realistically afford them.