I have to agree with Bugga. I'm another one that likes to do things with my hands. I don't even really understand the whole dies-that-match-the-stamps thing sometimes. There is definitely a place for those - labels need to have precision-cut edges, for example, and the new SU! stamp and die ornament bundle has generated some beautiful projects, but I'm okay with cutting around stamped images with scissors, for the most part.
That being said, I know that there are people who really enjoy their electronic toys and get a lot of use out of them. I think that it should be more a matter of how you like to create than it should be about the expense. Anyone who thinks this hobby is saving them money (or time, like Bugga said) on any level is delusional, so it's just a matter of how/why/where you want to spend your crafting dollars.