I bought one as soon as it was available to buy. I use the heck out of it. I sew scraps together and cut shapes from them. No dog ears to mess with is one tiny thing but a big help in piecing. The studio has more dies but takes up much more room and is not portable. I buy dies when they go on sale at online shops. There are lots of how to videos on the website. You do not waste fabric using it. Anyone that covers the whole die with fabric deserves to have that much waste. Demos usually have waste, not enough time to cut to fit.