I am DYING to do this again. I LOVE good whole grain breads and was just rereading my favorite book and picked up a new one at B&N this weekend (giftcard for bday). I think what I've decided to do is to keep the bread machine and use that when I don't get to making bread by hand, and then using my fantastic mixer and my good old arms for bread normally. This way, no matter what, we should have home baked bread. It doesn't need to be one or the other, so no need to put that kind of pressure on myself! I got the breadmaker (normally $120 to $170) for $60, so even if I use it once a week, it will pay itself off VERY quickly. But... I want to hear of other home bread bakers and ask some questions and get some tips! I'm especially interested in whole grains!