I have the cricut expression, which I love, the sizzix bigshot and sidekick and the quickuts revolution. If you can get the expression, that is what I would reccommend. Moneywise the revolution has been on sale lately for a good price and is a great size. I'm not sure about other stores but my local HL sells the revolution for $40 and I used a 40% off coupon on top of that! Couldn't pass that up!