So after spending HOURS looking at all the beautiful pages on here I'm itching to get my memories off my computer and into books. I've been interested in a die cutting machine for a few years but it's a big expense to justify to the hubby/budget just so I can do more Pinterest projects However, we are giving ourselves a bit of fun money this tax return and I've decided to just go for it and get a machine. Now, Silhouette or Cricut? Disney/scrapbooking will be my primary use, and I'd like to be able to cut simple vinyl projects (names, etc) with it too. I don't know much specifically about each machine, other than the Cricuts use cartridges and the Silhouttes don't? (if that's even correct). If that's true, will that make the Silhouette cheaper in the long run if I'm not having to buy cartridges? I'd love to hear more about how each machine works (download vs. cartridge, prices, etc) and which one you prefer, or would get if you could. Thanks!