I purchased this hair dryer some time ago now and, whilst I use it very frequently, it is in as good shape now as the day I bought it. I wanted a really good quality hair dryer, in line with those they use at the hair salon and I felt that this was pretty much it. It certainly wasn't the cheapest, it was in the middle to high end price range. What I like about it is there are three different heat settings; hot, warm and cold and then there are two different performance options; high and lo. I have very long, thick, heavy hair and not once has this piece of equipment over heated on me. Admittedly my hair is so heavy and thick that it takes quite some time to dry my hair, but it takes an equally long period of time at the hair salon. It comes with some useful attachments including a diffuser etc. I'm really pleased with my purchase and would go out of my way to purchase Vidal Sassoon again.