So far I'm pretty impressed. I have a Hovabator 2362 in its second season, and I love it--it has great hatches. But I wanted a dedicated hatcher for my staggered hatches, and on the advice of folks here decided to go with the cheap farm supply store incubator (the Little Giant). The jury is still out--I've had it less than six hours--but I'm fairly impressed so far. It's already stabilized at 100 degrees, with the heat element coming on and off regularly and the temp not varying at all. My Hovabator varies more between heat element cycles. Of course, I have yet to see how it will perform as the ambient temp goes down tonight. And maybe it's just beginner's luck. Plus, I'm interested in how it will act when I'm adding water during a hatch. But still, for a $42 incubator, it's not too bad so far.