I picked this pail for a couple reasons: it was CHEAP and also I liked the very plain and simple design. I don't like cartoons and such all over everything. Well, I got this pail for my oldest, before she was born, and that was four years ago. I am still using it for my third daughter and it has held up very well. I have used it for both disposable and cloth diapers, and I find that the stink is very well contained- no need to buy an expensive system with refills. The plastic, both on the lid and the actual can is pretty heavy duty and sturdy- despite my children climbing all over it, it has not broken yet. I also like how easy the pail is to clean out, there are not a ton of nooks and crannies- I can juse wipe it down. I don't use the deodorizing part to it, I find that part falls off so I just removed it. But I suppose it is a nice feature if you need it. The size is great too- easy to tuck away in a closet.