I went shopping on Wednesday.
After spending hours watching you tube and reading reviews on The eBosser, Big shot Pro (still my all time fav but a bit too big) and the Xcut Xpress - this is what I settled on £145 from the Range in the sale ( I also had a voucher to use) . So far I have cut Memory box dies and embossed them, used the gorgeous A4 embossing folder that it came with and cut a tricky doily die as well. NO problems so far AND better still , I didn't have to go buy any adapters. It takes up a bit less space on my table than my bigshot . Next I need to redecorate the room and reorganize.