I'm a first time cricut buyer, but being an avid crafter I knew that I would have lots of fun with this machine. Over stock shipping was estimated to a couple weeks but my package arrived in days, completely unharmed! I'm still getting the hang of the features but being able to use the craft room (along with the ability to use any previous cricut cartridges and it's compatibility with the gypsie) makes this a smart buy! You'll keep finding new uses for it, the possibilities are endless!
Arrived as promised and in excellent condition. So far I have been pleased with the Circuit Expression 2. Directions were very simple to take out of box and set up. It has been very easy to learn to operate even for someone who has only use a hand operated cutter before.