A little nervous after reading the forums - I bought the Slice (not sure if its the Elite one or what) at Michael's for 19.99 and 3 extra design cards (4.99 ea). I also got the 12x12 mat with it. Today I picked up the marker tips and ball point tips and 5 more cartridges. Haven't tried to make much with it yet - but I do know it cut great when I sampled 4 of the cartridges on Friday night. It's the perfect size for me and the price was perfect too - even if Michael's is discontinuing it. Sux that I will have to shop at Hobby Lobby for cartridges since I am a Michael's employee - but those are the breaks.
Hoping that I don't experience the issues I've read about here. Does anyone have any links to great blogs focusing on slice challenges? Would be kinda neat to participate in a slice card creation challenge...