I am totally confused now. I am getting ready to order me my 1st embroidery machine and thought I knew what I wanted. I was planing on ordering the Brother PR1000e. It is about $13,000 but then my husband was looking at the Melco's and saw its said about $9,000 and he asked me why it was cheaper. I thought maybe it was a better brand or easier to use? But then I came here and don't even see anything about Brothers on here that much. So my question is what is the best embroidery machine for a newby to get and why? I know everyone is going to have a different opinion but maybe someone can help me. Thanks for any help you can give me.