There are several great choices of machines, and my suggestion to anyone looking to buy one is to go to a large quilt show, and try them all out. Find the one that works best for you, then figure in the price, what you can afford, dealer support (which I think is very important) and any classes or training that is offered. My other suggestion is to buy as good and as large a machine as you can afford.
Now I will tell you the story of my longarm purchase. Once I decided I
I also purchased my longarm for my own enjoyment, and if I always had the pressure of making money for the loan or finance fees, it would take the enjoyment out of my sewing. For me it is a matter of balance and I am often out of balance, but ideally, I have enough quilting to make some money, enough time to spend with my family, and time to do sewing other than quilting. It is a constant adjustment in scheduling and priorities, but for the most part it works well for me.
I hope I answered some questions, and if you have more please ask. Thanks for reading, I appreciate it.