I have the cricut E, a big shot, and a cuttlebug. It's not really a "which" one between the E and the other two, because they have entirely different uses. I have had the bug for years and bought the big shot because I had bought the TH wordplay dies, and it was a little too wide for the bug. I have since put the bug up and only use the big shot. I love it. It's so much sturdier and holds still when you put dies thru it. But it does take up more space. I can cut chipboard with the big shot and emboss, which the E just can't do. I can cut something with my E, then emboss it with the big shot.