I have a Cricut Expression that I use everyday!
I also have a Cuttlebug which I bought with 50% off coupon. It can handle all dies from the biggest Ellison to the smallest Nestabilities. I've used the Big Kick at LSS & friends house & my bug is so much easier to use & so much cheaper.
I love the embossing folders for the cuttlebug but not a huge fan of the dies. I still use my older dies & I do buy some cute sizzix or QuicKutz dies still but since I got the cricut that meets most of my needs. The alpha dies can get costly