Well, I was so excited to have ordered an Expression but the longer I waited for it to arrive the more that excitement dissipated. I began to regret my rash decision and cancelled my order. :(
I decided to order a Quickutz Silhouette (which is around $200 cheaper!) instead, which will allow much more creative freedom right out of the box! I can't wait for it to arrive so I can start cutting some of the files I have created and post them once I know they cut correctly. Until then, Happy Scrapping!