I'm sure this is pretty obvious, but man it's even better than I thought it would be. I can grunt/yell/fart as much as I want to I don't have to worry about finding a spotter I can roll out of bed with my hair a mess and crusty eyes and workout in my underwear I never have to wait for anyone to be finished with equipment (this alone was worth the money) Zero drive time, and zero packing gym bag time. I don't have to smell the stinky guy at the gym On the other hand, if I AM the stinky guy, I don't feel obligated to shower before working out just to save other people's noses. I can just lift stinky and shower after. I don't have to listen to shitty gym music. I don't have to wipe other people's nasty sweat off the bench before use I have a huge reminder staring me in the face every day that says "get over here and lift, you lazy bastard, because if you don't, you wasted a shitload of money on me" If you've been on the fence about getting your own, I highly recommend it. I don't miss the gym at all.