I have not had the Cricut very long but so far I have been thrilled with it. It has worked for everything i have wanted and has been very impressive. I love the bluetooth connectivity option which is very convenient. I also love that it can write and cut. The bundle that I purchased it in came with 25 sheets of different colors of vinyl which is very cool.
Great bundle to start with if you're new to cutting machines (like me). The variety of colors let me experiment and familiarise with what the Cricut can do without committing too much money on materials.