I got an award at work which came with a gift certificate of my choosing. So I used the opportunity to a sewing machine that wouldn't DRIVE ME CRAZY! I researched and researched and researched and finally chose a Janome. It was far harder for me to choose a model but I finally landed on the Janome DC 5100.
It's been a completely new experience sewing on the Janome. I don't have the bobbin issues I had before, it can handle several layers of fabric. I'll have lots of pictures to show what I've been sewing up with my new machine!