I really like these more than regular wall-mount rods for the wrap-around feature. Simple, clean look. A little more work to change out curtains (which I like to do a couple times a year) than straight rods with finials. A more casual look, but I like that. I have these in several rooms.
Didn't want the look of finials. And so practical that with this type of rod the curtains can wrap around to the wall to eliminate drafts and light coming from the sides. Shiny black and love that there's no place in the middle where one rod goes into the other. Not having that looks more high end. Super easy to install - the round part that attaches to the wall comes out of each end so you just need to deal with installing those small pieces and then place the rod assembly onto each end.