Overall, I really like the look of the compost bin. It goes great in my backyard. I've started composting for the past month, so I can't attest to the functionality of it, but so far so good. It lets in air nicely and the top is high enough to not let the critters in (which is unhinged, so it's basically just a cover). Assembly was pretty easy. It was actually my first item that I put together with a tool gun. You just have to make sure to read the instructions; screw in the correct posts to the right frames (if not, you'll be unscrewing it and redoing everything which I did). Overall, it took me 30 minutes to put together. The only negative was that I thought it was a little expensive for a compost bin, but you pay for the nice look of it I guess.
This compost bin is exactly the same as offered at other stores for less money, especially with free shipping. They are lightweight, easy to assemble and look great in your garden compared to the big black plastic ones. They also WORK, letting air circulate and allowing enough rain through the slots to heat the compost for a fast breakdown process.
This compost bin was easy to assemble and it's more sturdy than it appears in the picture. I have a very heavy pot of flowers on top of it and the lid can take it. The lift door makes this a snap to access the compost. Since it is slatted and the air can get to it I have not noticed any smell at all. I have it in a wooded area though ,not next to the house. I think it looks so much nicer than a plastic bin.