Overstock had the best price on the Midwest crate I wanted for my dog. who had both bent and escaped from the crate I got at Walmart. I wanted something more secure. I have no complaint with the price or shipping speed from Overstock...they were great! The crate was a little 'snarled' in the box and took two people to get the pieces unhooked from each other, but was easy to set up once that happened. The door is indeed removable which is nice. However, it requires VERY exact placement of the 3 'hinges' in order to get it back on! I wish that part wasn't so tedious. Though sturdy and seemingly secure, my 'escape artist' dog finally figured out that she could lift up on the hinge side of the door and it would pop off! SOOOO, I would highly recommend the door be fortified with trigger clips on both the hinge side and the hook side before leaving your dog unsupervised! There are actually 3 doors on the crate and my pooch has yet to figure that out, but given enough time, I'm sure she will! Bottom line: for best security, it would take 4 clips per door x 3 doors = 12 clips! If you have a Houdini dog, know before you buy! The crate is sturdy and well made but is NOT escape proof.
This crate put together easily, and seems pretty sturdy. I love the options for which door to use since it allows for accommodation in a variety of spaces. The one fault I have with it, is the door I am using doesn't always sit quite right and when you try to open or close it, it wants to bend the wires holding it in place. I've already adjusted them back once, so hopefully that fixes the problem.
We bought this crate for our 4 month old puppy because the original crate we bought a cheaper off brand one she had already got her teeth caught and broke the welds on it. We've had this crate 6 weeks now and not one broken weld. It's a higher gauge steel, much better quality worth the few bucks extra!