I agree. I've been looking at mixers for months now. Although it would be nice to have something with more power, the reviews I'm getting on the 6 qt. KAs have been mixed. The 5 qt. artisan, on the other hand, get's rave reviews all around. I'm not a huge fan of yellow, but hey, $155 is AMAZING. And $155, no tax, no shipping!
I got a Kitchenaide mixer about 3 years ago when I was a freshman in high school for Christmas. I didn't really use it much there at first but now I use it all the time, I will use it especially when we move out of my mom's house in the next two months. I love all Kitchen Aide products though. I think I'll have to buy my mother one of those mixers to replace the one I'm taking with me.