I've been a sewer for over 8 years, and until this past February, I never glanced toward a Singer machine.
The machines I prefer have the drop-in-bobbin feature, the low shank presser feet, and the quick needle threader. HOWEVER, this machine made me take another look at Singer. I actually took a step back in the store when the machine caught my eye.
It has TONS of features, AND warning beeps. For example; when the bobbin is low on thread, when the top-thread isn't feeding properly, and when you didn't lower the presser foot. My absolute favorite feature is the auto-thread cutter. Press one button, and the machine cuts the threads, thus producing less waste.
The accessories that come equipped with the machine is above par, and the ease of use makes me so glad I purchased it.
So, lets talk shop. For the price, you get a HUGE machine with a throat that can handle a queen sized quilt with ease. It has a LOT of features, and it's fun to use. BUT, in order to have a HUGE machine, there is quite a bit of weight to the machine itself... 28 pounds according to my scale. So, my suggestion is to park this sucker on a sturdy table, and find another location to do the patch work cutting... OR buy a bigger table like I did! To help you visualize the size; I bought a 4.5 ft dining room table that seats six, and I am able to have my machine WITH it's attachable quilters platform, AND a 24 inch cutting mat sitting next to it.
To date, I've knocked out 4 quilts, a coupon wallet, a few grocery bags, potholders, and an apron. So far, it looks like it should be able to handle the abuse I'm about to put it through (I've got 5 more quilts lined up).
I'm sure there are more little tricks to the machine that I haven't discovered yet, so perhaps Singer could come up with more comprehensive YouTube videos? ... keeping my fingers crossed on that one.