I've had both the cricut expression and the silhouette cameo. After I got the cameo, I got rid of my cricut...I LOVE my Cameo. It is computer based (instead of cartridges), but that wasn't a problem with me. I got mine as a gift, which is the only reason I have a cameo, but I love it much, much more than the expression. It cuts more precisely and the basic program is free. The only downside is the mats are a bit expensive (though they do last awhile), and so are the cutting blades. I definitely recommend the cameo! The silhouette brand is so awesome!