This slate rock fire pit both looks good and works well in a variety of ways. The slate will go with pretty much anything, and makes it look more like a natural part of anywhere it goes. It also allows for thinks like drinks to be kept on the side. Just be careful that they don't get too hot by the flames. As with any fire pit, it is perfect for roasting things like smores. This one allows you to be able to lean the sticks down on the little side area when they aren't in use. The price shouldn't be too bad, especially if you can find it on sale somewhere. Its a good size and the fires stay up for a while. The mesh top is nice to put on when its dimming down and you want to leave it to go out, as it won't let too much of the ash spread. It's easy to clean considering how smooth the material used is. Plenty of people can sit around it and warm up, though it isn't overly big either which is nice.