I use my Ebosser on almost every project. I love the smaller footprint, yet it's ability to handle larger dies, etc. I don't find it any noisier than my Vagabond. I thought about selling the Vagabond, but found it nice to have both.
I never was very interested in embossing, but as I got more into making cards it was clear I needed it. After much reasearching, I made the decision on the ebosser. I was nervous as it was pricey, but now that Ive had it for a month, I cannot stop using it! I'm totally in love with the machine!!! Easy to use, it's UNIVERSAL and can use pretty much any folder or die out there. So, glad I didn't do the Big Shot!