I spent a LOT of time reading reviews of this product and comparing it to similar items. After considering the pros and cons, and the price, we decided this was the best value for the money. We knew going in that it was not going to be perfect, so we had realistic expectations and are satisfied so far. Even the best products have some horrible reviews and some of the worst products have great ones. Just know what you want and what to expect for what you are willing to pay, and what you are willing to sacrifice in order to save money. This is a family tent intended for mainstream campers, not the professionals that do long-term or extreme conditions.
It was a little more difficult to set up than our previous tent (a Coleman), but then again it's much bigger too, so with practice I'm sure it will get easier. We've used it just once so far (we just got it) in cold and slightly breezy weather, but no rain or heavy wind (we try to avoid camping in that kind of weather all-together anyway!). Temps did get in the low 30's and even the high 20's one night, but we didn't have any poles break or anything like others have said. I can't wait to summer camp in this and take advantage of the HUGE screen top for star-gazing and summer breezes on a hot night.
We loved the size of it, which was the primarey reason we got it, our old tent was still fine but we wanted more wiggle room. We are a family of 5 and have to pack LOTS of gear for our 3 kids. With this tent, you really can stand up and walk around in the whole thing (maybe not the very edges for a man or tall lady, but only at the edges). It has more than enough room for our two queen air mattresses, leaving plenty of room along the sides for everything else. There was still a 3 foot space between the beds for changing, getting in and out, etc. We didn't feel the need for the room divider, I think it would be in the way personally, but it could be useful if you needed some privacy between parents and older kids or are camping with guests, two couples could each have their own side.
We did have 2 of the plastic tent stakes break, and when we took it down most of the remaining stakes were badly bent. I would listen to the many reviews that suggest getting some extra tent stakes to have on hand. And after reading reviews of zipper problems, I was sure to be aware of them just to be on the safe side, but we had no problems there.
Also, the pole that supports the fly over the door entrance is an odd design. It was a VERY tight fit that put a lot of strain on the door zippers and the side seams where the tent clips to the poles. We ended up taking it off because I was sure it would split a seam or zipper or something.
All in all, we are pleased with this purchase. Any others in this size category are at least twice the price. We'll see if it lasts, but so far so good.