i just bought one because of simplicty. hope to get it in the mail soon. my brewdays were all ready short, but i guess this would make it shorter. i plan to heat and maintain strike water the night before brewday, then start early morning and be done way before lunch. the best thing is that i only have 1 vessle and a plate chiller to clean. since i usually start brewing by 6am. i might be able to fit 2 brew sessions and be finished by noon.