The MC9900 has the most stable embroidery unit Janome has ever produced. It's precise. In fact, the stitch quality is so precise, it's possible to embroider fine lace designs on certain types of organza without stabilizer! It's fast (1000 spm). And it's remarkably quiet. If you're looking for value, the MC9900 has the kind of specifications found on machines costing twice as much and with three-times the learning curve. Here, everything is so easy to use, because the technology is designed to make it fun.