I do not embroider w my machine. I sew clothing and household items. This machine is incredible. I purchased it at Joann's where I was able to test sew on Singer, Brother, and the Opal. I have sewed for 40 yers and have only owned 2 machines in my lifetime, a singer and a white. The Opal is so much smoother and operates exactly as advertised. I love it and do not regret its purchase. It is also a consumer digest best buy.
Drawback: optional pressed feet are expensive and are not interchangeable with Singer compatible feet.
Advantage; 20 year warranty, trade-up program for first year of ownership