love it. i owned a concept 2 before this. the waterrower is much more quiet, and feels like you are rowing a real boat because it is effort based and not governed by the fan resistance setting like on the C2. this makes the workout much more fluid because you can warm up, go hard, and then cool down all without stopping to flip the fan lever on the side. this may not be a big deal to some but to me it makes it much more of a calming exercise and at same time intense and a major calorie burner.. also i hated how the concept 2 would blow that plastic smelling wind in my face and blocked my view with the ugly fan. the chain on the C2 is so annoyingly loud as well. the design on the waterrower is way better. your view is not obstructed, you can look out a window when using it, its quiet, and the seat is more comfortable, and when not in use it can be stood upright and almost looks like a modern piece of furniture. very impressed. highly recommend. my favorite piece of workout equipment.