Well it took quite a while for me to find the treadmill that i wanted and could afford. I got very lucky and walked into a HEST Fitness center and it was right there when I walked in and I fell in love with it immediately. It was easy to use. The buttons are very easy to read - and at my age that's a HUGE plus. It also appeared very easy to move around and such and when the guy let me fold up the ramp and try to roll it out a little .. it was super easy. Since I'm always moving things around in the garage, which is the laundry room/home gym/storage area, this was another bonus. The biggest and best bonus of all is that i got a HUGE discount because the floor model was the last one that they had in stock and it only had minor scratches and such on it. We moved it ourself from the store location to the house. The last thing to mention is that it's very easy to store .. all you have to do is lift the end of it and push it all the way up and then make sure it clicks into place. Then when you want it to come down you just put your foot on a lever at the bottom to unlock it and let it glide down on it's own. I would definitely recommend this treadmill to other 1st time treadmill owners. I had no buyer's remorse at all after purchasing this treadmill.