Yep, I'm gonna do it - I want to be a spinner and expand upon my love affair with fiber. I debated my wheel choice for over a year and recently decided upon on an Ashford Joy. It's compact size and portability is a plus and I'm very happy I took the advice of others and opted for a double treadle. It came out of the box practically assembled and I spent the evening getting acquainted with all the parts and control of treadling. It is very smooth and it makes a soft, little whizzing sound like a hummingbird. Yes, I'm in love, again, with a new hobby and spinning classes will follow.