One month in, it is safe to say that I'm in love with the George. I've been able to deal with different threads, the height of the table and great lighting means I don't sit in a strange way so my back feels fineeven after a pretty long session, and my husband and son say they don't even hear it when watching tv in the next room.
To get better fast, I'm trying to quilt every day and re-read my books by Diane Gaudynski, Leah Day, et al. Self-imposed boot camp! I decided that in addition to making test pieces, I might as well make some actual things.