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if you're willing to put the effort in this is a great tool
on November 4, 2016
I've had this printer for about 4 months and this was my first entry into the hobby. If you want something that works perfectly every time and needs little maintenance, this is probably not for you. That said, if you're willing to put the effort in this is a great tool and good way to understand all the little odds and ins involved. I've had ~190 hours of print time so far; about 70% of that was successful. After the initial honeymoon you'll probably start looking into upgrades, which there are a lot of. Considering the competition in the $300 price range, this is going to be the best bet.
From all the upgrades I've done, I would say having a dedicated Raspberry Pi server running Octoprint was the most useful and borosilicate glass bed really helped on first layer problems. After that, go crazy with Z-braces, microswiss hotend, aluminum carriage etc.
After everything is installed you have about $500 machine that prints @ a much higher quality than most things 3x it's price.