Thinking about buying my 1st stand mixer, and "knowing" it would be a Kitchenaid, I went online to see if I should get the 5 or 6 quart, the Artisan or Classic, colors, etc. But whaddya know, Cook's Illustrated now rates Cuisinart # 1, "highly recommended". (This article was written in March 2008.)
So if anyone has a Cuisinart and is NOT happy with it, please tell, tell. I've read much in these boards about the good Kitchenaids already.