I have owned the Safety 1st Perfect Fit Gate for almost 7 years, and it has held up very well during that time. We initially bought this gate because we had a very difficult stairwell and banister area in which to fit a gate. This gate is lightweight and yet sturdy. It is very easy and quick to adjust. The latch can be lifted with one hand. The rubber on the sides is non-marking and has not at all scuffed up my walls. With the adjustable side of the Perfect Fit Gate we are able to get a pretty tight fit to our bannister. It is not perfectly sealed, but it is secure enough that the gate does not move, and it does the job of keeping the kids out of the stairs. The price is fair, and considering how long I've owned my gate I would say you are getting a good value for your money. I have already recommended this to friends, and given the chance I would buy another gate like this. I like it even better than my expensive retractable gate! You won't go wrong with the Perfect Fit Gate.