After doing extensive research, I was surprised by how many overpriced, oversimplified media stands were on the market today. It seemed as if many people were paying more for their stands than they were for their televisions. Overstock provided a low cost alternative that was worth the investment.The shipping was swift, although my package arrived with major damage to the corners. Luckily, the foam interior protected the damage from reaching the product. On the subject of foam, there was a lot of it. It took me hours just to clean the mess after unpacking it all. My first reaction was that this product truly comes in pieces. Prepare yourself for putting every imaginable piece together. The instructions helped, although there is still room for improvement. The finished product was great. More importantly than my satisfaction was my wife's, who intermittently interjects that "the media stand turned out great".