I love my cricut! Just a couple of years ago, I remember several friends put on a board they found a great deal on a cricut expression and I went out and bought one - and there it sat, because I had no clue how to use it or what to do with it! It took one of my sons to actually just pick the thing up and start playing with it. He had no trouble creating with it. Leave it up to the techie generation to run with it (ha). Once Close to my Heart came out with their first Cricut cartridge I actually really started to play with the machine (by then it was sitting around for two years!). I finally realized how easy it was to really use it and what you could really create with it. Now I love it! If you have not used one yet - be careful, it can be addictive :).