I did a search and the thread on this subject was fairly old. I am hoping to buy one of these but I know very little and am not sure which would be best. My sister wants a cricut to make things maybe using vinyl or for t-shirts, pillows, wall sayings, etc. I would love to do this as well but not as often. I would like the ability to be able to print my digital items and have them cut easier and neater. (@Becca Bonneville sent me a pocket page that had used a silhouette to cut out elements and I thought it looked so great!) Technically I won't do either task on a regular basis so I really don't want to break the bank buying supplies but want the options. Can you guys tell me about your experiences with either or both and which one you like and why? My husband is out of town so if I am going to get one, this is the week to do it. lol.