I don't prefer this elliptical because I never feel very comfortable using it because of the bulky and imposing design and large moving handlebars. I don't like how the handlebars move when I'm not using them because they distract me. The interface is fairly easy to program and the fonts are easy to read. The pedals usually feel like a shorter stride than other elliptical machines which I do not like. I like the pedals because they are big and have tread so my feet don't slip. I also feel uncomfortable using this because there is a lot of bulkiness at the front of the machine. Comfort The pedals are comfortable to stand on but the stride feels shorter than most for me which I do not like. Ease of Use Easy to quickly program date and level. Pedals do not require a big push to start moving. Durability Feels sturdy when striding and is easy to wipe down. Design Feels chunky and bulkier than most ellipticals I've used.