I am in the same situation as you. Over the weekend I had a Regal Kitchen Pro bread machine given to me. Giver said it was two years old and she made at least two loaves of bread a week during that time. She called it a real 'work horse'. (Looks brand new). Husband just surprised her with a big fancy model, with all the 'bells and whistles'. I have never used one, so have spent a few days reading up and asking questions.
I am making my first loaf, as we speak. Has 23 minutes left on the cook cycle and then we will see how it went.
Just a plain white loaf, but I had to start somewhere. I'm wondering if I can treat the loaves like "Fattys". You know, stuff them with 'stuff'.
Probably not, but is still going to be a lot of fun.