With the old machine, you can clearly see what you're doing and you have plenty of room to maneuver your fabric while sewing. With the new machine it seems the view would be obstructed with that huge blob of plastic hovering over your work and the harp space would be very crowded. And if that plastic machine isn't installed in a table, won't it jump all over the place when you're trying to sew something large or heavy?
Just wondering, and I'd be curious to hear from folks who have used machines like both of these. Is it harder to see what you're doing and maneuver your work on one of these blobs of a modern sewing machine vs a sleek, streamlined vintage?