The sizzix is great to have but the dies really add up. Even getting them with a coupon you'd still be paying at least $10 per die. Also, is the selection of the dies what you are looking for? For me, the only plus to the sizzix is that it cuts chipboard very easily and it cuts very clean. I would not compare the two, they each have their place. If I had to choose,it would be the Cricut.