I decided to purchase this model because the overall reviews were really positive, more so than other similarly priced models. Because it's my first time owning a sewing machine I felt I needed something that would provide enough variety in stitches without over complicating the simple things I wanted to make.
I received the machine yesterday, and after my children had gone to bed I set to work, in the space of 5 hrs I'd read the really easy to follow instructions, set-up the machine, made a template, pinned the material together stitched it and stuffed it.
The machine is pretty quiet. When thread from my material got stuck I just undid the door to the front loading bobbin and undid some part behind the bobbin and it all fitted back in really easily after I removed the tangled thread. The stitches look great on the material too. Thumbs up for this machine!!