I love the wishblade so much that when the newer one came out I sold the old one just to upgrade to the pink model. There is rarely a time I scrap without using it in some shape, way or form. It was my first BIG scrapbooking purchase and I am so thankful that I bought it before I started getting sucked into the other diecutting machines like sizzix & qk. It has saved me lots of money, and will continue to do so in the long run.
A few things to know before you start:
1. The more intricate designs need to be used with OLD cutting mats. This is the same with ANY electronic die cutting machine. I've had no problems cutting everything from bazzill to delicate vellum & handmade papers. I've even cut some transparencies with my wishblade.
2. When you notice the blade dulling even the slightest, buy a new one. Trust me it is painful to wait for new ones to arrive in the mail. I've only had to replace mine once, and the first time I waited til mine was totally dull. It drove me insane!
3. When you are playing around and learning how to use it, practice on plain ol printer paper. And always...always put your brand new mat on a tshirt or something first to get most of the basic strong stickyness off. trust me, your mats will end up with fuzzies on them eventually anyways. Might as well start off by not wanting to scream cause your paper is stuck on there too well. Oh yeah, and invest in a die cutting spatula.
All that said...can't live without my WB. I've taken it to crops and used it on my laptop, and it is my baby. I've give up every tool on my scrap studio to keep my WB.