I love the way the machine is out of my way.
I love the way the table fits perfectly into my little dormer nook. I don't have to worry about the quilt sliding off the table, so no drag at all, even when working on a large project such as this.
I love the fact that the bobbin is so big. I only had to change it once while I did this quilt.
I love the speed control on the machine. I set it at a certain speed, then push my foot all the way down on the pedal. This gives me consistent stitches. For now I have the speed set fairly low, but as my skills improve I know I can speed things up.
I love the fact that (unlike with my domestic sewing machine) I didn't feel like I was in a wrestling match with the quilt. The table is nice and big so it is able to support even a large quilt well.
Of course, I'm not planning to quilt everything in this meandering fashion. I want to learn feathers and other cool patterns. And I know with lots of practice, I'll get there. I see lots of finished projects in my future.