hi all subbing in on the ground floor so to speak! i have had my cricut for more than 4 years and am a die hard cricut junkie. i have my original baby bug, an expression, a cake, an Imagine and will be getting the E2 as soon as it is released :P i know bad right!
for those wondering about the E2 - two major differences to consider versus the expression. one is the fact that you don't need the overlays anymore. it has a touch screen instead much like the Imagine - this is HUGE - it makes it SO much nicer and easier to use. you can choose all different styles and creative features at once and cut at once. second is the actual cutting. they made some drastic improvements in the cutting with the Imagine and I am told the E2 will have this improvement as well.
on the other hand the original expressions will likely go WAY down in price when the E2 hits the shelves so that might be the way to go for some folks. i don't remember the date they said it would be out though....