Lorchen, congratulations on your new monster.
If you have a great dealer, they won't mind it you call with questions. I have had my 440QE for two years, and I still occasionally call my dealer to ask questions. She also has an embroidery group meeting once a month and teaches us a new technique or project. I go as often as I can. Kind of like a guild meeting. We enjoy each others company and learn at the same time. She has never charged for that either. I think the machines cost enough, so the classes should be free.
I love my Bernina and I am sure you will too. It just takes alittle time to get used to the different features. Have lots of fun.
Oh, I did go to several shops that sold Berninas before I found a dealer I really liked. One dealer would not even demo the machine for me.
I don't go back there! I have to drive an hour to get to my dealer, but it is worth it to have a good dealer.