I love the Gemini Jr. The intricate dies go through the machine with not more than two passes. I love the fact that I don't have to keep pressing down on the buttons to make the die or embossing folder go through the machine. I have arthritis in my hands and this machine is making it possible to continue making cards. For some, the Gemini Jr. may be a little loud, however, it does not bother me. If one is using the Gemini while someone is trying to sleep or watch TV, it may be a concern for them. All in all, I love the Gemini Jr.