I dunno, if you're rushing, or just want the piece done, yeah, it's a pain. But I look at sewing differently. Have you ever watched Coraline? The beginning scene has a someone sewing a doll. They start a seam and after a few stitches they pull together the fabric. THAT is so satisfying to me. I love inserting the needle, making a few stitches, and then pulling the fabric together. Im not rushing, Just enjoying the process. As for the annoyances tho, flying hair after a cut. Duct tape is my friend in cleaning that junk up!