Okay, I caved, I bought the Mini. When it first came out I did not need it. I have a machine that cuts 12 x12, so why would I need a mini? My AE2 is cutting way too slow, this happened after an update on Cricut craft room, I have been waiting for them to fix that but I am impatient. Everyone that has the Mini says if cuts nicer, faster and smoother and more quiet. You get a free cartridge, a $49.95 value and the Blade housing you get with it is $30 by it self so if you need those things there is $80 you might as well buy the Mini for $99 free 2 day shipping on Amazon, here is the link.
Here is a video of me unboxing , updating and using with the Gypsy.
This video shows the Cricut Font and Basic Shapes cartridge.