I like that it is compact and easy to use. The power is an issue for me, and I do not agree with many reviews that say it can shred 8 sheets. Maybe it can do 8 sheets occasionally, but usually that many sheets will slow it down to a crawl, the motor will groan and begin to smell burnt out, and then the red light will come on. Once the red light is on, you have to wait 30 minutes for it to cool down. So I have found that if you put the papers in 2 or 3 at a time, your throughput is actually much faster because they go through faster and you can keep using it longer before it gets the overheated smell. In other words, I think it would be fair to call this a 3 or 4 sheet shredder, but calling it 8 as they do is just not realistic and they are over- claiming.