I started with an LG 9200 Still Air incubator 5 years ago, and today I purchased a HovaBator 1602n Still Air. The LG shorted out a few weeks ago, and I've just plugged in the HovaBator. I'm starting this thread as a place to dialogue my personal experience with each, as well as a comparison of each incubator. My initial findings are posted below. Quality Little Giant - lightweight soft styrofoam, a lot of plastic parts, seam between top and bottom never seemed tight enough, no notches for turner plug to fit into, included thermometer is very small hard to read and seems to be light duty, wire floor is smaller guage wire and lighter weight, solid state thermostat. All together a seemingly 'light duty' incubator. HovaBator - heavier hard styrofoam, not many plastic parts, wafer thermostat, notch for turner wire, included thermometer is large and easy to read, seam between top and bottom is nice and snug, water tray seems larger with more area, wire floor seams to be made of heavier guage wire and fits nicely into the bottom. Overall heavier duty incubator Viewing Window(s) Little Giant - larger rectangle windows, nice view into the inside. HovaBator - smaller square windows, allows good view but sometimes awkward to see all areas inside. Thermostats Little Giant - solid state thermostat, very picky and tempermental, small adjustments mean large temperature jumps, small led type indicator light, seems to be very consistent once set. HovaBator - wafer thermostat, feels heavy duty with metal parts, doesn't seem to be very tempermental, small adjustments aren't detrimental to overall temperature range, large highly visible indicator lamp, seems to be a little slow to turn back on and allowing an approx 2 degree drop before re-heating. Temperature Little Giant - took a while to attain a consistent temperature, easily affected by small adjustments in thermostat, but steady once obtained. HovaBator - found it very easy and quick to attain proper temps (within a few minutes), doesn't seem to be affected by small adjustments in the thermostat, overall seems to be quite consistent. Humidity Little Giant - found general humidity to be lower all the way around, I remember having to add sponges at hatch time to help raise humidity, water trays seemed insufficient for the job. HovaBator - seems to hold humidity a little better, a noticeable difference from the beginning, not forseeing the need for extra sponges so far, water tray seems much larger in comparison These are my initial findings. I've got the Hovabator set up and currently working on getting it set. Within 10 minutes of plugging it in the temps are almost level at 99.5 and we are between 66% and 69% humidity and holding. I found the HovaBator VERY easy to get going. I'm quite anxious to see how easy it is to use as compared to the Little Giant. I've always been a very big advocate for starting with the Little Giant as the knowledge gained while trying to learn how to "steady it" is immeasurable. However, I'm really liking the overall look and "feel" of this HovaBator. I'll continue to dialogue my findings here to hopefully help beginners get a real comparison for the two. Meanwhile back at the ranch... if the initial impressions of this little Hovabator prove true, I could be conviced to shut down the big cabinet and use two of these. I have installed my PC cooling fan to make it a forced air just as I did with my LG, so they are both afforded the same chances. We'll see how it goes.