I bought this because I know I can't trust myself with a glass bong, but I still wanted a good quality bong to be my main piece. The drop in bowl on this works rather well (and is big too, which is great), though there's a little danger of it getting knocked out it is in there fairly securely, this also has a carb which some people may like but I don't use since it's so easy to remove the bowl and clear the chamber that way, so this just results in a wet thumb sometimes and I plan to block it up. The diffused downstem works a treat and looks pretty easy to clean since the other end has a rubber stopper that pops off so you can get in there. The heavy metal base not only gives it some stability but also a great solid feel, it feels like you're holding a glass bong. The ice kink is a little wide but most of the time the ice doesn't fall through right away, and when the ice is in there it does make it smoother. I think the branding is a bit silly, but that's a matter of taste and despite the little jewel on it this is one mighty fine looking bong, the metal parts are all shiny and look well made. So yeah, I plan for this to be my bong for a long time to come, I just can't imagine me breaking it because it feels so solid, and I don't think it's going to need replacing for quite some time.