Easy, effective and worth every penny! I was using it within minutes and couldn't be happier. I wouldn't consider myself a "serious" scrapper like many of you, so bear that it mind. I play at scrapbooking for an hour in the evening a couple nights a week and my designs are simple. An electric cutter was overkill for me, but this fits the bill perfectly. However, I do think it would work beautifully for a more serious scrapper; I felt it would grow with me if I become more advanced or more addicted.