Purchased it new from woot more than a year ago and it is still going strong 24/7 since.
The biggest plus for me is the ease of cleaning the unit. It is very quiet when on lower setting. on high, it still makes quite a bit of noise.
The design is stylish, but do take quite a bit of room vs tower style fan.
The remote magnet is a bit weak, but still convenient.
I also have a $100ish tower fan so while $200 is a lot, I don't think it is an outrageous amount compare to what is out there but I can totally understand that price is hard to justify for a lot of people but for me, I am happy with the purchase and will likely buy the smaller desktop version if it become available.