I bought the Creatopia for the purpose of having ability to glue 12" paper, and it does that well. I like the 12" fabric adhesive also. I am waiting for the 12" embossing rollers to come available. Have been told they won't ship from China until March 2010.
The machine has a large footprint; the features are nice: full 12" embossing, embossing edges only, 12" gluing, ability to cut multiple strips, die cutting... but all this comes at a steep price. Each component is, in my opinion, pricey. I have two nice embossing/cutting manual machines and will not order the component to the Creatopia that does that.
I have found the cutting blade units to be hard to snap onto the bar. I emailed Provocraft and they told me that is normal.
Would I recommend this to a friend: No due to cost of everything.