CatWoman- I agree with you about the life of our machines. That is the one huge plus with the Silhouette machine that it will last forever. I have friends with the older Silhouette's, Craft Robo's & Wishblades. Those machines are going on ten years old. That's the one thing about Graphtec (Cameo) that company makes excellent machines that last forever and the software changes for the machines are constantly updated. I got a survey last week about making software for our tablets to use with the Cameo.
KNK (Zing) has been around for something like twenty-thirty years. I have friends who do models and they have their Roland plotters that are over twenty years old.