I know what you mean. I'm glad I waited but I'm still not sure I need an Imagine. They seem neat and I love the patterned paper you can make with them but the Ink is what I know will be the cost of the machine again over the long run.
I'm still not 100% sold on the Imagine. I still love working on my Design Studio(don't have/want Gypsy yet) and I just don't know if I want to spent more money on ink in addition to my regular printer which I use a lot...I may just buy another Expression because they are so cheap :-)
I don't have the Imagine or the Gypsy. I love my Expression and Design Studio. If I get a new machine someday I'll get the Expression 2. I go through enough ink in my HP printer now which I get at WalMart cheap. I can buy so many other fun toys with the money I'm saving on not buying Imagine ink.
I am still waiting. I have the expression and with the DS I am very happy. I pre-orderd the Gypsy and wish I had waited. With the Cricut classroom I think I will be happy with my expression for a while longer. But I am glad to see; the prices are finally dropping. Now if they would only do that with the lite cartridges KimMJ