I already broke a needle because it hit the foot. I thought I had damaged the plate as well. I called the dealer and they were going to replace them for nothing. Turns out the plate was fine, but he did give me a new foot. Said I might want to take some lessons! I will if I have questions.....
It has an even feed foot which I never had before. I always had to attach a walking foot. It has the usual hopping darning foot for free motion quilting, but also has a foot that glides above the surface for free motion that does not hop. That is certainly a new sensation for me since I am used to the hopping.
I have managed to get some pretty good free motion quilting out of it. It is a lot quieter than my 6500. The thread is isacord poly thread and a Schmetz quilting needle. Thanks for reading.