Sewing on this machine is enjoyable. I would list the pros first. It zips over seams without hesitating and sews as fast as you'd care to go. It is heavy enough that it stays in place and doesn't move around like some portables can.
The dials and settings are easy to read and understand. I change fabrics often from light to heavy weight, and the tension is easily adjusted and not fussy.
Since I use my machine primarily to make quilt tops, I have little need for a lot of fancy stitches I won't use and find the selection of stitches on the 4411 more than adequate for that and also most garment and home sewing needs.
I love being able to see how much thread is left on the bobbin through the plastic window, and that it is a drop-in. I also love the way the thread spool is designed, because it doesn't want to ride up and fly off the spindle at high speeds. The thread feeds out nicely and the machine produces a lovely, even stitch.
I would have rated this machine at five stars if it weren't for the cons. It is very easily threaded until you reach the last two thread guides on the shank before the needle. They are close together and the thread is hard to slide into position. I also find when threading the needle, the clearance is so close it's hard to catch the thread when it passes through the eye. The lever to raise and lower the presser foot is small, and I have to hunt for it. I don't consider this a major issue so much as an annoyance.
The instruction manual is minimal to a fault. One should not have to go online to find out this particular machine does not have to be oiled. Minor things like the screws holding the faceplate down over the feed dog and needle area being mounted too tightly are an issue. One cannot do routine maintenance like brushing out thread lint if one cannot get to the bobbin chase. I couldn't without risking damage to the screw heads.
I used the machine six weeks whenl it developed issues in the bobbin assembly. The timing seemed to be fine, with the thread catching on the hook appropriately, but it intermittently would catch on the bobbin chase and not be able to clear it, and the chase appeared to be loose and noisy. I returned the unit and bought another just like it.
I have had this new machine for a week now, and still could be happier with how the bobbin works. Occasionally the thread will slip out of the thread guide on the chase and I don't notice until the stitches go awry, then I have to stop and reseat the bobbin. I find this happens mostly with the thicker gauged cotton threads so had to switch over to thinner gauged poly thread.