I have had a cricut exp for years including SCAL 1 and 2 the problem with SCAL is it crashes all the time it has never been very stable and I find it very limited. I also own the cameo and there is no comparison. The cameo has built in software that does everything SCAL can do with more reliability and sophistication plus amazing telephone support and service. It's like comparing a VW to a Ferrari and I mean that in a nice way. I still love my Cricut but time and technology marches on.