I really like this system. It's not as quick as my Cricut, but the books/cartridges are reasonably priced. I've had this product for about 2 weeks and I'm very happy with it.
the concept behind this product is wonderful, but the reality is, it doesn't work properly half the time. first of all, the cutting mats leave a great deal to be desired. After just a few cuts, the paper will come off inside the machine. Also, for some reason the blade doesn't always reset to the starting point, which causes the blade to go off the paper and the machine to say there was an error. Overall, if the kinks were worked out and there were more design books available, this would be an excellent product. Unfortunately that is currently not the case.
I really tried to give this little machine a chance but I've got to admit it's just not worth the money. I had many of the same problems that I had read about on other reviews: paper slips when cutting, mats don't stay sticky. I ended up returning the machine and buying a Cricut.