I am a Vornado fanboy. I have many of fans... stand fans, floor fans, personal fans etc.
This was to replace a cheap "off brand" similar featured, sized and format heater I had been using. The Vornado is much, much quieter, it heats very well and somehow, magically seems to heat a much bigger area. The best way to describe the difference is my previous tower heater, would provide the heat directly in front of it and in a very shallow cone of warmth. The Vornado seems to heat a much larger area with no particular hot spot.
My gripes are twofold.. First, I don't much care for the way they implemented the touch controls. I would have preferred buttons that provide tactile feedback so you know you have pressed it and you know exactly where to put you finger to affect a change. Second once the heater reaches your desired set temperature... it does not simply shut off. The fan will keep running, albeit and a very slow speed, but basically it is blowing cold (non heated) air during this time. My logic tells me its doing that to keep the temp where you set it and achieve that whole magical heat the area not an object type deal, but its still a bit odd and I would like a choice not to have it do that.
The cool air deal is the only reason I did not give this 5 stars. Even sooo I love the product, it easily replaced my previous model (that I know use in our bathroom) and I think it heats much more evenly and smooth if that makes sense. Oh yeah.. it looks good to :)