FINALLY! I finally bought my Viking 6440 from ebay. I'm super excited about having a reliable quality constructed sewing machine!
I highly recommend that if you like to sew more than the occasional pillow - you invest in a good machine. (which I learned the hard way after stupidly buying 2 cheap new plastic Singers - which haven't been well made since the sixties) Personally I love the older 70s/80s models - still made of metal, but easy to use. I considered a new Bernina or White machine, but I really have no use for the computerized components that seem to really be geared towards quilters.