I've been keeping a little secret from you - I bought a Silhouette and it arrived a few weeks ago. You might have guessed from some of my recent projects where I put it to use (follow the links to see the posts):
I just had to buy one when I didn't win any of the giveaways that were going on all over blogland a while ago - they talked it up so much I knew it would be fabulous. I have never used a Cricut or any other craft cutter, so I have no comparison - but I really enjoy the Silhouette. It's not perfect - I had it eat a couple of things, but it might have been user error (I am cheap so I tried re-using paper that already had cut-outs on it, so they got caught - oops!) and when I cut cupcake liners out of thick paper it didn't cut quite all the way through (once again, probably user error because I didn't change any paper settings) - - so maybe it's just that I need to know what I'm doing.