This would likely be an excellent purchase for the average home sewer. Singer is not the "go to" brand that it used to be, but this one seems to have many of the features that the higher end brands have. The automatic thread cutter, the needle up/down feature, 13 needle positions, ability to stitch without the pedal, drop-in bobbin. Plus the extension table and all the extra feet are expensive items that normally are only included in $1000+ sewing machines. It is definitely not one of the cheapie, $99 machines at Walmart that are a struggle to get a good, straight stitch out of.
The 25 year warranty is exceptional for an computerized machine. Definitely a plus because if the boards fail, you are outta luck. No way to repair that at home.
Sergers have a learning curve, especially when it comes to threading, but I have two of them because they add a whole other dimension to home sewing by allowing you to finish your items in a professional way and they handle knit fabrics better than a regular sewing machine.
I like that the internal structure of the machine is metal. I wish I knew what the machine weighs but it is likely substantial enough since it has a metal internal frame.
The most common complaint I read in the reviews was that the plastic bobbin cover pops off during sewing, so expect to tape it in place with transparent tape on a regular basis. This would not be a biggie to me since even with higher end machines, the little plastic tab often eventually breaks off and you have to resort to tape.