This is the first artificial tree I have purchased so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I think it looks great! It took me a very long time to spread out the branches but its probably a 2 man job. There are a few small gaps at the top portion of the tree but I'm a perfectionist so its probably not something that would bother most people. There was a cap on the bottom of the tree ‘trunk’ pole which I had to cut off with a craft knife in order to insert it into the base- there was nothing in the instructions about that so it took me a minute to figure that out. Other than that very easy to assemble. I was nervous buying this without seeing it in real life or no reviews but I'm happy I took the punt as it looks better than most of the trees I've seen at the major retailers. Its a shame you cant post pictures on here.