I have been a cricut user for a few years now. I have always wished that it would take a 12 x 12 cardstock. . I always had to cut the paper in half. I LOVE the expression. Now I can load a full 12 x12 sheet of cardstock and just let it cut away. I think the best feature is the screen that shows you exactly what you are cuttling. Also I wanted to get into etching glass and now with the expression I can. JUST LOVE IT.