I have the cricut E and the slice..
I LIKE both of them...that being said, I took both to a weekend crop.
For some reason, my Slice after a while, gets wonky, stops making good cuts..drags the blade across the image. Wonderful fonts and icons, made the cutest high heel shoe out of glitter paper..and monster for a card...but...
the cricut was a 'champ'...used by multiple people. toward the end of the weekend, cuts started getting less sharp..but we increased the pressure and it was fixed.
overall, during the weekend...there were many women talking about getting a cricut...0, wanting to get themselves a slice.