I have had this machine (my first) for 4 months. I do not use it every day. When I do use it, I find that I have to run the die/paper through several times depending on the intricacy of the die. Since I never had a die cut machine before, I did not know that I had to pass it through so many times.
I have also found that the plates warp quickly. I turn them over after every cut, but it does not seem to help. I think it may be because of how many times I have to run the die through.
The machine is easy to use (even my 3 yo granddaughter can use it with ease). I have since bought a lot of dies and die/stamp sets. Haven't used them all, yet.