Well, IMO, it has a few things you don't need and doesn't have some things that would be of use.
Better off having:
3 piece Stainless ball valve (you can take it apart, while still on the kettle to give it a complete cleaning).
Dip tube inside.
If you have some tools (good drill and step bit) you can make your own kettle and save at least a few dollars. You could even use an aluminum pot as the base (get it from a restaurant supply place to save a good amount) and build it in steps. Start off with a ball valve and dip tube. IMO, a dip is FAR more useful than the torpedo screen. You can then add other things as you find you actually could use them. Such as sight tube/glass, thermometer (I don't have them installed on my MLT or BK and don't plan on installing one in my HLT), etc.