After much research, I chose the Silhouette Cameo to replace my Cricut/cartridges. I had two main features I was looking for, print and cut and easy to learn/use software. I had an industrial cutter/plotter and the software was a pain to use. I wanted to be able to use my new machine right out of the box. I just got my Cameo on Tuesday, but wasn't able to unpack it until last night. I loaded the software and within 15 minutes, I had downloaded a digi, imported it into Silhouette Studio, added the mat, printed it and cut it out. This is exactly what I was looking for! You can see my card here,
Beach Bum by fishymom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
I spent about 30 minutes cutting out different types of shapes last night and I am so pleased with the Cameo and the Silhouette Studio software. The small, intricate cuts were just as clean and beautiful as the larger ones. I am so loving this thing and can't wait to see all that it can do!