We originally had purchased a standard 3 light fixture from popular high-volume hardware store, but it just had no presence. I found this one and loved the look as well as the price. (If you go to a standard 'lighting section' you won't get anything nearly this intricate or attractive in the price range). It's very beautiful in person as well, and my husband had a fairly easy time putting it together. The only thing I want to note is that it's definitely not a fixture that just blends in. It's classy and would probably compliment any decor, but it will make itself a focal point. Almost like a contemporary craftsman type style. This was what we wanted, but figured it was worth pointing out. Overall we're very pleased!