I brewed my first batch using the chugger last weekend. I've never used a March, so I can't give a side by side comparison but I'm happy with the purchase. As I've read with the march, priming took a little getting used to but wasn't too challenging. Other than that, it was quiet, moved fluid at a reasonable rate, and did what it was supposed to do. Probably not that different from the March. The real test will be how long it lasts. No word on that yet.