Not a huge footprint. Even though I got the bigger one it is only 6 1/4" wide so it sits right on the edge of the right side of my computer desk.
Not nearly as noisy as previous machines.
Good grids and rulers for positioning. I find it much easier than anything I have had.
Definitely cuts smoother.
*Probably my favorite thing is that I can make cuts of all my dies in black, scan them, and load them in the computer. AND---I won't be buying plain outline dies anymore. I will still want some of the more intricate ones (see below)
My second favorite thing is that you can make a cutting file for any stamp you own and you get to choose if you want it the size of the stamp or bigger.
You can put everything on disc so you never lose it. I have not done this yet (fingers crossed).
Much easier to replace blades. No adjusting necessary, just pop it in.
Price--if you can get it on sale. I feel it will soon be paid for since I am selling dies and will be buying fewer dies.
It has made some of my old stamps feel new again!
Good tech support for all your questions and they answer them quickly.
Easy to dust. It is smooth without little places to collect dust.
There is a learning curve.
Initially learning where to store things on the computer was annoying to me.
You will find some download purchases a real deal and others not so much.
I think the Designer Software should have come with it from the beginning.
Intricate dies like doilies are harder to get to look nice and cut completely. They also cut very slowly.
For me, the original eraser feature wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I have not tried the Designer Edition one yet, but I hear it is better.
There is a more extensive manual you can download, but it is much easier to watch lots of You Tube tutorials. Sometimes it is hard to find an answer to something but I have found tech support to be just excellent and fast.