my daughter loves this toy even though she does not get around yet. She grabs the balls (and is getting really good at it) and hits everything with them. she is now also trying to pull herself up on it and it is very stable! I am glad that I purchased it as is she!
I'm not really sure about durability as we have only had it a month but it seems like it will last and should keep her interest for a long time!
We purchased this item both for our daughter and as a gift. The construction is rock hard plastic and a sound quality that would embarrass a monkey with a hurdy-gurdy. Please listen to the sound 'quality' before you decide to buy.