I think this treadmill is worth buying if your starting your own home gym, even if your just need some exercise in the living room of your apartment. I have a small place and really all the workout equipment I need is just this treadmill. It has many features and settings that are handy, With this treadmill, you don't have to worry about taking a walk or running outside in the rain, because you get all the necessary exercise with this on machine. If you have the finances, I truly recommend this treadmill, as it would complete any home gym. Comfort You really can walk miles on this treadmill because the comfort level is wonderful. Ease of Use Some of the buttons and features do take some getting used to, but overall it's a simple outline. Durability Ironman is one of the most durable brands for exercise equipment. I have has this treadmill for a while and haven't had any problems with it. Design It's design doesn't bulk up too much space.