For years I had hesitated to buy a Volcano, because of the price. And really, was it THAT good? But after getting one, I feel like I should have just got this in the first place! The unit really does look, feel and produce vapor that is totally worth the price tag (IMHO). I've used it for both dry herb and extracts (shatter, budder, resin). Great for all. Of course one can find imperfections here and there (i.e. solid valve and chamber leaves some room for improvement). But overall I am in love with my Volcano. And it shipped out from SC with ease and arrived in perfect shape. Cheers!