I started off with a Cricut and then got the Cuttlebug and dies after. I prefer the dies for what I do and find that I really never use my Cricut. It has paid for itself in vinyl lettering for my car and for DH's business, but for crafting...haven't used it since last Christmas when I needed to make 35 scalloped squares for gifts for the ladies I work with. Over the last year, I have bought the nesting scalloped squares and this year I am using those. Something theraputic about cranking them through the cuttlebug instead of sitting back and watching the machine cut. For me, with my Cricut, I spent more time preparing and cleaning up than I did crafting. If the die companies cut down on production, it will save me money, that's for sure!! But I don't think I will go back to my machine (for crafting at least)
Ask yourself, "When Iím on my deathbed, will I be glad I was so serious about _______?" Let down your hair and stop being so darn important for a while.