Cricut Imagine is not what most people expected by what Ive heard.
The images print out dull, cutting is off centered, the cost is way to much for anyone on a tight budget, the ink is expensive too.
So here's my thoughts, why pay 500.00 + for a machine then have to pay for ink that's close to 35.00 over and over and cartridges, when all you need is a Die Cutting Machine, MTC, a Computer, and a Printer. With MTC you can use just about any image you want that are either free or priced pretty cheap so no more buying cartridges.
Makes more sense to me to go with MTC.