Pros:Attractive Design,Good Surface Area,Good Height Cons:"Surface slick for cards","Crossed Leg Configuration" Best Uses:Informal Dining,"Laptop","Board Games","Study desk" Describe Yourself:Midrange Shopper Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend. This table is perfect for the couch. It's legs allow it to slide under the couch so the surface comes to you and you can sit back. With a typical TV table, I'd be leaning forward and it was too tall to type on for any length of time with a laptop. The lowest height is about equivalent to those lap tables (pillow with a board on it). The next level up is perfect for laptops and board games. The next one up is good for eating. The legs are also a slight down side since they cross in the middle where I would extend my legs. The table can either be moved to one side to accomodate my legs or I would sit with my legs crossed on the couch. The surface is a little slick when used with a brand new deck of cards, but this is easily remedied with a throw quilt, towel, or similar. The surface is significantly larger than the typical TV tray which allows us to play board games on the couch comfortably rather than hunched over the coffee table or sitting on the floor. I would make sure the legs can slide under your particular couch if purchasing.