I just needed a basic blender to do basic things; I picked this up at Target for a reasonable price and promptly returned it two days later. I tried making a simple smoothie and put the "ice crush" feature to test only to be left with GIANT clumps of ice and runny fruit juice. This blender did absolutely nothing but put tiny knicks in the ice cubes!
The next day, I decided to give this another try by making a smoothie with just juice, fresh fruit, and a bit of sugar--no ice. Well, nothing good came from that either. Instead, I was left with some sort of half under-mixed, half over-mixed mess.
The only thing I liked about this product was the overall appearance and the little suction cups on the base that kept the blender in place as it noisily tossed around ice cubes.