From Wired, an informative article on a couple buying an Expression2 machine and using it to create some nursery decorations, and some other home decor like some vinyl decals for a tea set, and some windows decals.
They were very surprised they were unable to easily upload or use their own designed images with the machine.
It was interesting to see their reactions to the machine. The article indicates they are "crafters", but have no experience with Cricut. Their overall impression seems positive with the machine, with a few mentioned drawbacks.
Some Quotes from the Article:
As the realization sunk in that making something based on a design of our own was simply not possible, we lost interest. For us it crystallized the difference between a toy and a tool. The Cricut falls into the former camp.
They felt the user-experience was "90's". Very interesting since, the E2 is leaps ahead tech wise above the original Cricut Expression.
Once we finally powered up our CE2, we fell into a very 1990s user experience.
I'd love to hear some readers thoughts on the article, and the couple's reaction and thoughts on the Cricut machine, cartridges, etc.