I adore my Big Shot, but I am currently waiting for my Ebosser. The Big Shot does everything I want and is a tough machine, but I have difficulty with even the few turns it takes to cut. I am only 50, but my hands have taken a beating. I have to do whatever I can to keep crafting (or lose my sanity LOL), and this looks like it will fit the bill. I will keep my Big Shot out and don't imagine I won't use it.
I started out with a Quickutz Revolution which is a 4" wide cutter and was pretty impressed with it at the time! I quickly outgrew it though and it sits in it's case.