As far as my experince goes with it, I'd say the makerbot is a complete piece, but still very popular. There is a 3D printing store down the street from my school with about 20 of them in there.. Prob needs an entire team of IT guys to keep it running.Now that makerbot was sold people seem to really not like them.
something about not being open source.
dremel has a printer you will be seeing at Home Depot soon.
I'd consider it to be open source, you can model using Google Sketch which is completely free.