As much as I would like TOL machine I too have reservations. My 15000 does pretty much all I need.
I like The advantage of free arm and horizontal spindle. The add ons are nice but not necessary on the M17. I have the MBX5.5 so I don’t need the Artistic digitizer. Don’t need the ruler work attachments.
The larger embroidery space is a great feature. Love the hoop assembly and the side placement.
That said, I am not sure the pluses are cost effective.
wWill see demo May 4th.