After purchasing many fans over the years (usually from local big box stores) my husband was wary of purchasing these, but he was pleasantly surprised with the quality. A few minor points to consider: the GU24 bases on the bulbs make it a bit harder to find dimmable CFLs, and the downrods are 1/2" pipe rather than 3/8" that most stores carry (only an issue if you're planning to hang it lower so need a longer rod). We used a 24" rod and wires were plenty long for installation.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes