The machine sews very well. Upper and lower thread tensioning is excellent, stitches are even with no puckering or gathering. Surprisingly solid feel, and very low vibration for such a value-priced machine. Bobbin loading is easy and problem free, and the bobbins hold a LOT of thread. Pressure foot release is beneath the arm, not behind it, I'm still getting used to that. The reverse is a button rather than a lever, but it works.
Cons: the manual is a nightmare, each page contains multiple languages rather than having the different languages in their own section. I found it difficult and irritating to read. There are no photos, only rather poor drawings; and no help finding the "bobbin access door". My biggest, and really my only significant complaint, is the knob used to raise and lower the needle. Turning it clockwise can damage the machine, yet there is no anti-reverse pawl to prevent you from doing that. There isn't even a big red arrow or anything on the knob to warn you about it. I'm a guy...I read directions only as a last resort, and this piece of critical information is buried in fine print.
I just made a couple fishing rod cases to try it out. It runs smoothly and the fabric tracks straight and smooth. Next I'll use the overcast foot and blind hem foot on my wife's new pants.
I'm happy with the machine, and I would buy it again, but please, somebody, paint an arrow on the knob. Revise the manual by replacing the drawings with photos; show the location of the bobbin door; and please have separate sections for the different languages.