Hmmm. Great question. I love my Stampamajig too. And the SU ink pads.
I'm kind of nervous about having bought Flower Factory because I don't know what to do with it and it looks so-I don't know what the right word is-unnatural? Factoryish? I bought it because I loved a card in the gallery but now when I play with it I am uninspired. I haven't given up though.
I agree; the AC Moore/Michaels paper is el-crappo, and the ink pads stink too, but at least they are cheap. I let my son play with it. I love Shelli's idea of putting together kits for kids. I'm actually giving a birthday gift of nonSU stampin stamps/inks to a friend of my son's. Start 'em young I say!