I sew at FIT. They have Juki and Singer industrials that can be used during off-hours. At this point,I have a number of presser feet that can only be used on an industrial, which is why I'm strongly considering buying one at some point, in addition to the value of having a machine that only I use and whose speed can be set. I know one of the technicians who services the machines and probably will be able to get a good deal on one, especially if I buy a used model.
I also have an inexpensive Brother at home, which isn't bad at all, but it has the flimsy feel of a cheap plastic machine and the feet for it are rather limited. A few years ago, I took it in to be cleaned and tuned up and the work cost more than the machine.
When I took a shirt making class at FIT, some students asked the teacher to recommend a machine. He recommended an older model metal Singer (many students were home sewers) or an industrial. In some ways, I'd be more intimidated by a Singer than a Juki because I know nothing about them and am not interested in researching them.
But in truth, I haven't been sewing at all.
I have been looking into getting some private hand sewing instruction. It also would help if I spent less time on the web.