This is something we got as a gift. If I had paid for it I wouldn't be happy. I guess if I wasn't on a tight budget it might be worth it. Lots of people I know said their kids just loved this. But my kids have never really gotten how to use it. I tried it at different ages and tried lowering it or heightening it but they just couldn't figure out how to hop and jump. I will say that it is very sturdy and has always been safe. I've never really had to worry about my kids getting hurt while using it.