Just joined this group and read your request. Both Pfaff and Viking

are very good machines. I own Viking machines. Before you decide

which one to buy, sew with them. The shops should allow you to do

this. Also ask about the warranty. Are the people knowledgeable

about the machines? Make sure they have an in-store tech person for

repairs. Do they seem to be helpful? You might want to check on

reconditioned machines. Sometimes stores sell machines that were used

as trade ins. Good Luck and happy sewing.