We wanted to get my daughter a swing set since her 3rd birthday is coming up. So I searched around online, and consulted with my uncle who is a builder (and actually built his daughter a swing set from scratch). I ran this swing set by him and he said for what we were getting and what we're paying, that it sounded like a great deal. And also, that we could always add to it when she gets older. This swing set got the best reviews for such a low price. The morning they picked it up, I left my husband and uncle and went to work, and when I came home that evening they had it completely assembled. They said that there were plenty extra hardware peices left over and that it wasn't too completely difficult to put together. It's not a very big swing set, but it is definitely sturdier than I expected. It's the perfect size for my tall almost 3 year old. The size of it is actually ideal considering we have a small back yard. She absolutely loves it and every day she begs me to go outside so she can slide. I would definitely chose this one again!