Another vote for the Cricut Expression. I also have one of the original Wishblades, but never use it. I did the Sizzix route before that. Love the Cricut! Add the Make the Cut software and/or the Sure Cuts a Lot software and you've got the best of both worlds. Love the ease of popping in a cartridge for quick cuts and then being able to use True Type fonts and dingbats with the software and it's the best!