I am a new scrapbooker and got a Silhouette Cameo late September had it for almost two months now. I really like it and can make my own designs or buy on the online store or even use the fonts on my computer. I almost did buy the cricut. I realize I might have to buy the cartiages of a lot of images when I wanted only two or three images. I realize the Cameo was a better fit for me in the long run. I am a graphic design major anyways. So I am use to designing my own things. I love computers anyways. I say pick the machine that will fit your needs and have fun with it.