I read the article and well, yes and no with how big a letter can be made on the C personal and create. with the Gypsy (okay more of an investment but all Cricuteers are doing it), you CAN get the full 6 inches and if you don't mind having tall and thin, a close 12x6 letter can be done. The 5 1/2 lock is to allow the user to have enough room for the shadow feature which sometimes is not necessary or wanted. For scrapping purposes, 12x12 is the largest one would go. Why would you want a bigger letter?
I'll be honest, I will eventually get an Expressions, till then I'm happy with my Personal and plan on keeping it unless I find a budding scrapper who needs one desperately.
Sorry for the blah, blah but had to give an opinion and a thought.
I bought a cricut Expression to make cards for my family. At first I hesitated on buying the expression because of the price. A friend of my convince me in buying the expression. I have fun every time I make a card. I was shocked to see how many cards you can make with just 1 cartridge. I will never go back to buying greeting cards.
I started out with the personal cricut and I enjoyed it so much I got the expression too!!! I use both of them,I take the smaller one to crops and I let my grand daughters us it as well when we get together.Ilove all the new colors they come in now.