I have a 20 year old Cuisinart , it is in like new condition because it is such a pain to use-the bowl has to connect just right and it takes an enormous amount of strength and a couple of tries to do so,. It is easier to do by hand. I am thinking about the 12 cup kitchenaid architect series on sale 179.00 w/ a bunch of accessories. The main reason I think I want it is for pie dough and the new styles look easier to operate. This one has the 3 nesting bowls which seem handy-It is alot of money and I would need to use it frequently to justify the purchase.What are your thoughts?