For the price, I would say that this swingset is just okay. We have owned the Backyard Discovery Swingboro Wood Swing Set for maybe three years now. The biggest thing I would say is that if you can find a place that will assemble this for you, spend the extra money! While it was manageable, it took forever and was a huge headache. I'm not sure how much someone would charge for assembly, but I'm thinking it may be worth it. After three years, this swingset is still going strong, however it doesn't seem like something that will last a lifetime. I did apply the extra protective seal, so hopefully that makes the wood last a little longer. For the price I paid, I would expect sturdier construction. Maybe longer bolts and thicker wood? My kids love it though, so that is all that matters. They get tons of use out of this set. It is great for children of all ages. I have the kids from ages 1 to 7 and they all seem to enjoy it just the same. I did purchase an extra baby swing for the little guy so that he could enjoy it as well.