I have been thinking about getting one for a while and have a gift certificate to spend from the holidays. Saw one at Costco today, and was tempted, but thought I'd better do my due diligence first and research thoroughly. There are several models with varying degrees of capacity and power.
I'm not a huge baker - I'd be in big trouble if I were... don't need the pounds! So what I want to know is, for those who have a professional-grade stand mixer, what do you use it for? They take up so much room, and seem rather heavy, so it seems like it'd be something you'd want to keep out on your kitchen counter as opposed to in a cabinet.