I bought it recently and so far my experience using it has been the best. You feel the effect and the resistance. A few days later, progress is being noticed. It weighs a little I would definitely recommend it, you will not regret using it. I would definitely buy it again. It is a success.
I loved this piece of machinery simply because of the resistance on it and how it felt like you were making progress in your exercise regimen. However, it is cheaply made and the metal bracket attaching the pedal to the shock snapped. Definitely wouldn't buy it again.
This is great for beginners, easy to use but may need good balance as there are no handles, you get to work out your whole body at once. I don't feel you get a big workout as this stepper isn't as deep as the steppers in gyms