I have been asked today in a comment left on my blog which machine I prefer... the Cricut Expression or the Pazzles. I love them both equally. I know that is not a fair statement as you probably think I would like one over the other. To me, the machines are totally different in how they can be used.
The Cricut is cartridge based and while you can design with Design Studio, it is... and probably always will be... a cartridge based system. I have over 40 cartridges that can be used with the Cricut. The cuts are all designed by Provo Craft and I love the simplicity of using the Cricut by just popping in a cartridge, selecting the object to be cut, and cutting files to use to make a quick card or layout.
The Pazzles allows me to create (draw) my own designs in a vector type format. I love designing my own projects and being able to use any font that is available. The free font and dingbat files that are available all over the internet makes it really easy to create unique titles and cuts. It is also very easy to import clipart and have the program trace the image to allow cutting. I love the versitility of the machine.
I would not give up either machine at this point as I use them both differently and for different reasons. If I were looking to buy one and not interested in designing my own files, I would certainly go with the Cricut. One thing to consider is that cartridges can get expensive. If others have an opinion, please post it here so others can get different points of views on both machines. Happy Day!!!!