Great review. You should have waited until September for Bernina to release their new 750 series with the 13" harp. I am totally upgrading from a Janome 6600 to the 750 with embroidery capabilities and the BSR. Also, all three models have the 9mm stitch width and thread cutter. From what I heard, Bernina took all the features of their 500 and 800 series and combined the ones that people asked for the most into the 700 series. I am so excited about getting mine by the end of the year. FYI...fellow gay male quilter here!