Sometimes it bugs me. The KitchenAid mixer is iconic, yes, but also very expensive.
I have a 1950s era Sunbeam Mixmaster (olive green, just like the own shown below). And it works great. Just as great as a KitchenAid in my not-so-humble opinion. And it's pretty too.
Give the Mixmaster some love, people. Root for the underdog. It feels good. Trust me.