YES! I LOVE mine! It has done everything I have asked it to do! I had a cricut for a couple of years, but then I was given a cameo. MUCH, much better! The cuts are way more precise and I can use any image or any font on my computer--no cartridges required! It does require a computer, but I have a laptop so this isn't a problem for me. The program is free and great, and I love the upgraded version. There is a bit of a learning curve to use some of the features, but there are TONS of online tutorials, you tube videos. There's a facebook group to get quick questions answered and the Silhouette Blog has lots of fun projects, free images, and tutorials. So, yes, I vote for Cameo!
Just got mine this week and I am in total love! I downloaded the program before I bought Chip (my cameo) and made sure to learn as much as I could before he came home. Best thing I ever did. Now it's just a matter of fine tuning the cut settings for each type of paper I have.
Have a cameo too. I really like it one thing I love about it. You can create your own shape and sizes also use what ever fonts you have on your computer. I am a graphic design/photoshop artists major. So, the Silhouette Cameo was a good fit for me. I just need to buy an extra matte and blade for my cameo. Even though the matte and blade I have now still do the job, lol.
Someone on this thread (Tanyaham) was one of the people who enabled me to get the Cameo because of all of the awesome projects she made on her blog. Let me tell you, it was one of the best purchases EVER! You will not regret it~