I had an earache for the past few days. I couldn't set down to watch all the videos until now. No, I don't think the Artisan is for me. Kind of reminds me of the Cuttlebug. It's a really nice machine for the mixed media artist that needs portability. For example a mixed media artist that teaches classes. I am good with my Cuttlebug & Big Shot right now. If I needed to upgrade machines then the Grand Caliber is a better fit for me.
I definitely want to look into some of the new smoother bezel dies. Those dies will save me a lot of money and room since I have to buy bezels all the time in different sizes. Now, I can just make them as needed. I really don't want to buy another machine just to use bezels. That's my only concern. I will have to see them the new dies in person to make a good decision.