Pros: Bowl lift, bowl scraper mixing blade was included
Cons: Expensive accessories, heavy
After burning through 3 hand mixers in 2 years, my husband felt it was time for an upgrade. We got this beauty on sale at Costco (also with a rebate) around christmas. It came with a mixer blade, a bowl scraping mixer blade, whisk, and dough hook. It can handle a double batch of frosting and whip up some marshmallow fondant like it's nothing.
It is the prefect mixer when doing anything 24 servings or more. It is not so great at doing small batches and may have trouble getting everything mixed well.
You do still have to stop occasionally to scrape the bowl, even with the scraper blade, but the bowl lift design makes this easy and mess-free.