They are still nicely designed and easy to keep clean, however they simply aren't enough for any of the above plants. All of them become root-bound and die out eventually. There is simply not enough soil to support gardening. This isn't mis-represented by the description, or a problem with the design. It is simple fact. If you know that your plants can handle less soil you will still love this set.
This was easy to mount, and has worked great so far (a month.) We planted herbs for our cocktail bar in it, and you can see in the photo I mounted it to a standard pallet (along with some wheels) for an easily portable garden.
I am considering building a 2.0 version as well, and will buy these again when I do.
The watering system really overwaters the top plants before it gets to the bottom. No stars deducted because it is very easy to individually water each plant, and I feel like the self watering won't matter until they are all full and growing.