Hi Rob & Kathryn,
I'm still to purchase my laser,just waiting on some money to come through, but I'm so glad your finding it OK really quick.
I too have been looking through you tube video's and sometimes feel my head will explode trying to understand some of the software! I think it will help to try it out when I get the machine, it might make more sense to what I want to do!
Have fun, maybe you could post a pic of what you've been creating, love looking at peoples work, some of the pictures on here are fantastic