I'm using a Brother BM-2600, and while I'm satisfied with its performance based on my needs, if I have the chance, and money, to buy another sewing machine again, I'm going with Singer. What are my problems with my Brother sewing machine? For one, it's a bit maarte. I clean it inside and out before I sew, and if I'm doing heavy-duty sewing I have to clean midway as the tension gets screwed up if nagkakaroon ng lint or dust sa loob---so if I'm sewing a dress, I have to clean it once or twice. It can't handle thick fabrics either, eg, three layers of denim. I don't get to use the fancy stitches much---I just mostly need the zigzag (for edging) and the straight stitch. It can do buttonholing, but I'm a bit OC sa buttonholes and I do it by hand. My mom's manual Singer, which is older than me and which I used when I was still learning to sew, is still doing great, by the way.