I love my big shot pro too. I have the 24" cutting pads. However, it takes up a lot of room so I can see how some would balk at it. I'm lucky that I have my own room and happen to have room (barely) to leave it out. Because I'll be danged if I'm going to put that behemoth away every time I use it.
Wash: "A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."
Jayne: "Da*n straight."
-- my recipes