I know I've said it before, but this is the WORST my studio has EVER been ... what with getting ready for Costume Con and then having three projects to finish up the week following. I will be shipping them out today and took photos of my workroom to prove it's awfulness.
Well, I did what I should have done in the first place instead of being blindly Bernina loyal. I researched and read as many reviews as I could. And then when I narrowed it down to two machines I specifically looked for bad reviews and couldn't find a one for the machine I now very happily own, a Juki f600.
The needle threader works really well! I didn't think I would use it, but it really is easier than threading a needle the old fashioned way. That new Bernina has needle threader, too, but both the sales ladies at the store couldn't get it to work. Only after about 6 tries did it work for one of them. A little thing, true, but just illustrates the fussiness of that big beautiful Bernina.