I’ve had mine for about a year, and I can’t rave enough about this piece. It’s well designed, ergonomic, the weighting is right, the hold is good, it isn’t too light or heavy, and the shutter over the top is very useful; honestly, I use it way more than I thought I would! The wood from the stage may be smaller, but it’s center stage (pun intended) it’s the main selling point of the piece, and it’s presented directly in the center, without confusion. Smoking through the piece is wonderful as well! There’s a natural wood flavor (of course) that really adds well to whatever you may be smoking. It’s a 12/10 for me, and for the price, I could not recommend it highly enough.