It's a sleek machine, barely makes a noise. I live in central FL and city water here has a sulfur smell and taste. It also is hard water. We moved and our regular filter did not fit the new place's faucet. That old one (it was an Aquasana one) did a relatively good job improving the quality of the water, but the hardness was still there. However, with this new filter, the water has a bottled water quality to it: no hardness, no sulfur smell or taste. I have had this filter for a couple of days now and am very happy with my purchase.Just make sure to follow the instructions. Make sure to fit the filters very well. I noticed that pushing them down as you twist them clockwise works best, but don't stop when you think the arrows are meeting and you meet resistance. At some point, I wanted to make sure they were very tight and noticed that they were not actually tightened all the way: there is actually a thud/click when they are all the way and the arrows meet perfectly or pass over the other a bit. This is nowhere in the manual and might explain why some reviews talk about leaks, Idk.Also, make sure the tanks are well positioned. When taking the tap water off and on, it sometimes messes the fit of the filtered water tank in front of it, so I had to make sure to fit it back on the base again. I think that might also explain some of the people talking about leaks. Those reviews did make me almost not get it, but I am now very glad that I decided to get the AquaTru filter. I guess just follow the manual. An old job of mine was basically giving instructions for others to follow. You have no idea the amazing inability of a lot of people to follow basic instructions. Just make sure you do.The only con I can think of is the price. The company could make it and the filters less expensive. However, compared to a under-the-sink system plus paying a plumber to install it, I guess the price is competitive. Just make it cheaper without compromising quality, please.