I love this machine. I waited years for something like this to come along and am so happy that it's just how I imagined it to be. Doesn't take up much space, easy to set up, cutting so far is flawless, lots of online tutorials. It's a bit noisy when cutting, but to me it's the sound of it saying "I'm finally here!". I read many reviews before purchasing and I know some have had issues with the stickiness of the mat or the blade cutting the mat or not cutting the paper correctly. There is a learning curve, but it is not huge or long-term if one stays calm and reaches out to learn from the experiences of others. Google rocks! I know this sweet little machine will take my card-making and projects to a higher level. Thank you Silhouette America! and thank you to my husband for a wonderful Christmas gift!