It was super easy to assembled but definitely a 2 person job. The desk is VERY sturdy and heavy duty and can power lift anything you put on it smoothly and easily. You can see from my pictures that I have the PC I custom built for heavy video editing, dual 24" LED monitors on a stand, my Xfinity modem, Netgear Nighthawk router, internal hard drive docking station, Logitech speakers, smart phone charging/docking station, card reader, headphone stand, wireless keyboard, mouse and all sorts of misc stuff and I still have plenty of space to work around it all. I definitely recommend the bigger size (71" over 60") if you're in doubt.
Once set up, the desk was easy to initialize and the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The presets work great and are easy to program. I have one for sitting, one for standing and one for walking. The desk moves very quickly and smoothly and doesn't make me wait forever when I want to changes modes. The color of the desk top that I chose is very nice against all my black peripherals. I love that the desk comes with the option to have the contour in the front or just straight across. I chose the contoured version and I'm glad I did as it's much easier and more ergonomic to use when standing and walking.
Cable management is going to be an issue with ANY desk of this type and it certainly is with this one as well. Mine came with the cable management tray which is normally sold separately and I highly recommend you buy it! It's not perfect but DEFINITELY helps with the cables! There are little white cable holds that pop into the tray and they won't stay put for me and keep popping out, but it's not a huge deal. The tray itself is SUPER sturdy and is made of the same metal and with the same finish as the base. BUY IT! Another accessory that I recommend buying if you buy this desk is a wall mount power strip (or two)! When extended to full height, this will lift your traditional ground dwelling power strips off the ground and stretch some cables to their limit unless you have some wall mounted ones. Worth every penny for a desk like this. Some more expensive desks have power strips integrated into the rear of the desk which would be awesome, but certainly nowhere near this price point. Now for things that I wish were better...
First, the memory buttons don't work exactly as advertised. One press shows you the programmed height in inches. You're supposed to double press the button you want to move the desk to that height. When I double press the first time, the desk never responds. It's as if the first time wakes the desk up and the second time I double press it will move. This really isn't a big deal because it always does move after the second round, but it is a little annoying that it doesn't operate exactly as it should.
Second, the desk top is made of a laminate that is more prone to scratches and dings than other materials. It's no cheap particle board, but for the price I was really hoping for something a little higher quality.
Third, if you are a really tall person and you plan to walk under this desk, it might not go high enough for you to be very ergonomically friendly. I am 5'7" and have a walking pad that lifts me an additional 5" off the ground. In order for the desk to come right to my elbows for healthy and comfortable typing posture, I have to extend it to 47". It's upper limit is 49". So if you're taller than about 5'10" and want to use this as a walking desk and your walking pad is 5" or higher, you might need to think twice about this particular desk unless you have really long arms. As a standing only desk, I would imagine it would be fine for anyone about 6'4" or under.
A note about walking desks in general: If you plan to walk while working, I would caution against walking and working if you do a lot of writing by hand or drawing that needs to be neat and legible. While typing and computer work are easy while walking (even at a good clip)! my handwriting is ABYSMAL and writing is very difficult while walking. Standing is no problem. Also, for you apple watch users who are hoping to track your steps and workout while walking and working, that is tricky too. It won't work unless you buy an apple watch arm band, and even then it won't track your distance or even your steps accurately because that's dependent on GPS to some degree. Last but not least, if you're planning to switch to a standing desk, I HIGHLY recommend that you streamline your peripherals FIRST and get as much wireless stuff as you can (bluetooth mouse and keyboard etc.) to help with the cable management issues.
IN SUMMARY (finally), most desks that do what this desk does, as well as it does it are twice the price, if not 3 or 4 times more, and because I wanted to buy a walking pad as well, I couldn't afford a $3,000 desk right now. I am VERY VERY pleased with this desk for the price (and yes, I PAID FULL PRICE for this desk, it was not given to me for review)! The walking pad I bought was about the same price as the desk so I was able to sell my gym grade elliptical machine and buy both the desk and the walking pad. I easily put double digit miles in each day at my walking desk and it has changed my life! I have already lost 5 pounds and feel better than ever! This desk should be part of your new years resolution if you spend a lot of time at the computer like I do. I ABSOLUTELY recommend it, especially for the price! If this has been helpful, please let me know!