You can upgrade directly to Digitiser Pro MBX version 4 for $500 in the USA, £350 if in Great Britain, I believe in Australia its 700 Australian dollars. I don't recall the cost in Canada. You need to order it from a Janome dealer either a bricks and mortar dealer or one of the Janome approved online ones. The cost I have given for the USA is the cant or wont do a deal price, but there are dealers who do sell it for less than the $500 top price. Some do offer lessons, but at a cost. It's a fantastic program and as there's a new interim upgrade due any day now, you might bag a bargain. The $500 price tag was a once only offer for all owners of Janome digitising software with a USB dongle, from Digitiser 10000 through to Digitiser Pro/MB version 3. I doubt there will be another offer like it made again for some time.