Hated it. Couldn't go three stitches without birdsnesting whatever made.
Troubleshooting Thread Nests on the Underside of the Fabric:
Thread nests on the underside of your fabric are almost always the direct result of improper threading or a problem in the thread path or upper tension.
Let's first look at what is actually happening in the stitch formation process to cause these wads of thread. Ideally, the thread should form a neat coil (stitch) in the "center" of your fabric. When you get these thread wads on the underside, that is telling you that for some reason, the upper thread is NOT pulling up the bobbin thread and forming that snug, balanced stitch.Here is the recommended check list for solving this problem
I've had a chance to play with a few of the Husky machines. The ones made in Taiwan (likely by Janome) were pretty decent machines, but the ones I've played with that were made in China- not so much.
As far as a computerized machine- go to some dealers, and try some out. Be aware that many of the under $500 computerized machines don't have adjustable presser foot pressure. This feature would come into play when sewing knits, very thick or bulky items or very delicate fabrics, but for "typical" sewing situations, the factory setting on the nonadjustable presser foot pressure will do just fine.
Sears used to have a very liberal return policy like Walmart, but because of customers using the ability to return as a type of free rental service, Sears now has a 15% restocking fee on all electronics and sewing machines. If the machine is defective, they will let you exchange it for another within the return period, but if you just don't want it, be prepared to pay the 15%. If you want to try the machines at Sears go there when they are NOT busy, bring supplies, and make arrangements with a manager. It isn't always easy to accomplish, but some folks have had some success in doing this. BTW, thecurrent line-up of Kenmore sewing machines are made by Janome, and often garner favorable reviews from owners.