I love the way the sink looks but it scratches way to easy for 16 gauge and the price. After 6 weeks there are more scratches on the bottom of the sink than the 18 gauge I replaced which was 15 years old. I do try to be careful and I am not slamming metal objects in the sink. Can't say you haven't been warned. Perhaps all those positve reviews were sent upon installation and customers did not give the sink a "reality" test.