This light is a great buy. It looks fantastic, was fairly easy to assemble, and was a great price compared to similar designer items. Some reviewers have complained about the plastic base - I actually like the way the base looks. It's not cheap looking at all. There are 3 hairline cracks in the base, but no one else can see them. The chain on the light is very short, so we bought a swag kit from a local hardware store to achieve the look we desired. Overall, a great buy.