Yes this is true I finally caught the bug! As a college student that just does scrapbooking and paper crafting as a hobby I put buying this product off for quite awhile. I looked at reviews, looked as less expensive die-cut machines and none that I found measured up to the Cricut. I started watching infomercials about it, started hitting up the website and did alot of thinking. One day it dawned on me! I am going into Early Childhood Education, most centers require scrapbooks to be kept and this would be amazing to make bulliten boards, name tags for cubbies and chairs and my mom passed along that any supplies I buy for it would be tax deductible so I took my college graduation money and got one. I opened the box set it up and made 5 cards and 4 layouts that same day!!! I love it!! Can't wait to save up money for more carts.!!!!