This is a beautiful piece of glass and does hold its own among my collection. So, for the collectors out there: I highly recommend. However, this is not a piece I would choose as a "daily driver" by any means. Maybe its just my own OCD tendencies, but man, I just can't stand not being able to see how clean, or dirty, a piece is when I'm using it. I think I'm in the minority in that respect since I really didn't get into the glass collecting scene until I was in my 40s, so I treat my glass like the glasses I drink Scotch out of...I just like to be able to see if its dirty, which is nigh impossible with this particular beauty.
If you're someone who doesn't mind knowing how clean their glass is, or you are an avid collector like me, then you'll be extremely happy with this piece.