I recieved one of these a while ago and just got around to setting it up. The setup is pretty simple , just a little difficult getting my hands inside the tank to get everything in place but nothing to loose sleep over. Once set up it's pretty straight forward , a little trick I use a popsicle stick to feed the leader thru the post in front of the tube. The entire unit takes up very little space and is super quiet too. I do think it adds value , for example I've noticed I can be a little more generous with some tail material on a particular pattern. It appears to be very well made and comes in a nice case and if there is a problem down the road, I'm sure the Flymen Co. will have my back having conversed with them in the past and they have been just great. I have yet to try top water and just below the surface patterns but think they should work well too. The streamer tube is large enough for just about any saltwater or freshwater pattern I can think of with the exception of the largest Pike flies. The pump has enough power to drive one of my Catchng Shadows Headbangers , a pretty heavy fly with that sculpin head.
* I just realized they include a "fly wand" to do the job of my popsicle stick.
Certainly a nice Christmas present for the fly person that has everything !