This has been a great home gym for an "average home gym user". I'm not a work out buff and I don't work out 5 days a week. I believe there are other home gyms out there that would have worked well for me as well, and definitely ones that wouldn't have cost me as much money. However, I would trade my decision to purchase this one. I have a home gym that has withstood 3 years of use and has not had to have any maintenance performed on it yet. I love the wide range of excercises I can do on this equipment and I love how quickly I can change from one to the other. It's a great trade off between safety, sturdiness, and ease of use. Sure, it's not free weights and it's not going to make me a super buff dude, but I knew that when I bought it. That wasn't the purpose. I was looking for a home gym that allowed me to work out at a decent enough level to keep fit without getting just stuck in a rut doing the same excercises over and over again. The leg press on this is great as well. I can really work out my entire body with this home gym!