I got an Aerogarden for Christmas and I love it!! I am a big foodie so I adore being able to have fresh herbs (which are so expensive in the grocery store anyways) growing in my kitchen when the weather is 0 degrees outside. I have to mention too, that I have a black thumb when it comes to gardening, and my herbs are FLOURISHING. All I did was set it up, make sure to add water and it was ready to roll. Even when it needs it nutrients a light flashes, and the grow light system is all time automated. My herbs were ready to start being harvested within 3 weeks, and by week 8 I was picking at them nearly every day and still have plenty (just made homemade pesto tonight with the basil). The only negative I could mention (besides the cost) is the water sensor does not seem to work quite right, so I regulary check out the water level to make sure it is not too low (being that this is a hydroponic system so water is CRUCIAL). Also I think the grow lights running 16 hours a day has raised my ultilities like $5 dollars a month -- nothing huge, just worth mentioning.