That's what it sounded like today when I test drove an APQS Millennium long arm machine! No....I didn't win the lottery! I took a class to learn how to use the long arm to quilt my own quilts at my LQS. After we got over our intimidation of this big ole machine, we had fun practicing our meanders, loop-de-loops, viney leaves and writing our names. There were just six of us in the class and I think at least 5 of us are gung ho to get proficient on this quilting machine.
I had fun and learned a lot! They say that "time is money" so I'm willing to spend some money to save me some time. After/when/if I retire I will have more time - but in the meantime, this is an alternative.