I am not a big fan of slant shank machines, probably because I already have a lot of low shank attachments that won't fit on this machine. But I am loving this one. It is fast and smooth, and I even like the table it is in. Another winner from the earlier days of Singer. The tension has issues, but I think we cleared that up, the discs were stuck together, probably with old oil and grime. I wish it weren't tan, but I'll get over that. ;) It is already for sale so I won't have it long!