I have owned and loved this exact stand mixer for 15 years and have made multitudes of things from bread, chocolate chip cookies to pizza crust.
What I also love about this mixer, is the ability to add attachments which turn the mixer into a juicer, a meat grinder, a pasta maker, cheese grater, etc . . .
I realize these stand mixers are an investment, however, keep a lookout for sales on these (I will too and post them when I see them). There are often great deals to be had on these kitchen workhorses.
In my opinion, KitchenAid stand mixers have no rivals. They are simply the best!