I talked things over with my wife and had a look at various machines. As she would also like to use it for some projects (though I think it will come down to myself only using it), I got a Cricut Explorer Air 2. I am VERY impressed with the cuts and results achieved. I have got fonts as well for German, RAF, RCAF, USAAF and USAF.
I have ordered the following items from Amazon. It was way cheaper than the same item on EBay.