I just saw the post on the Silhouette and had to write. When I got my Cameo a year ago, we did a lot of research on what to buy and considered the Cricut. A friend had the older Silhouette and when I saw how you could buy exactly the image that you wanted, I was sold. I love my Cameo, love looking at the online store (and especially on Tuesdays when the new images and new free shape are released!!), love the items that go on sale and have just generally enjoyed the machine. I know that there is still a lot that I have to learn--and I'll enjoy doing so. I just purchased some of the markers during the sale after Thanksgiving, so that is something else to learn!!