I received a Kitchenaid mixer at my wedding shower 20 years ago, and this year it broke down (probably my fault, since I started using a third party beater blade that was probably not good for my machine.)
This new mixer is bigger and more powerful. It will take a little getting used to the bowl lift (I had the tilt head before), and the bowl is a little difficult to get into place, but I think with practice and use it will get a lot easier. I will be able to make larger batches of cookies, which will save time, and make my family very happy.
Side note: My mothers Kitchenaid mixer, which is over 50 years old, is still working.
I recommend this product.