(Cricut) Vinyl

I’ve seen a few posts on what types of vinyl people use with their Cricut.

I have a Cricut Maker 3 (received for Christmas 21’), and just purchased the 30-count ultimate fine point pen set. I would now like to purchase vinyl, but am hesitant about the Cricut brand. The reviews have been mixed. What would you, as hobbyists and/or designers, recommend? And why?